King's House, Slaidburn

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King's House, Slaidburn
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King's House
Location Slaidburn
Coordinates 53°57′59″N 2°26′29″W / 53.96639°N 2.44139°W / 53.96639; -2.44139Coordinates: 53°57′59″N 2°26′29″W / 53.96639°N 2.44139°W / 53.96639; -2.44139
OS grid reference SD 711 523
Area Lancashire
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 16 November 1983
Reference no. 1163670
King's House, Slaidburn is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
King's House, Slaidburn
Location of King's House, Slaidburn in the Borough of Ribble Valley

King's House is a Grade II listed building in Slaidburn, Lancashire,[1] now used as a youth hostel.[2] Originally built in the 18th century, although parts of the building date back to the 17th century,[1] as the Black Bull public house.[3] The first mention of the name is believed to be in the Churchwarden's accounts for 1764 when there is an entry "Spent of the persons who brought the slate from Ribchester at several times and other neccessary [sic] meetings of the Churchwardens as appears by the Bill at Black Bull £1 5s 5d".[3] The building remained an inn until 1932 when it was rented to the Youth Hostels Association (England & Wales) and has remained in use as a youth hostel since then.


The rear elevation of the south range

The building is of stone construction with a render over the stone.[1] The roof and dressings are of sandstone.[1] The frontage buildings have two storeys with the rear extension being a single storey. The south range being slightly higher than the north range. A number of outbuildings form the rear border to the yard, which is itself is paved with setts and contains a block used for re-tyring of wheels.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Youth hostel, 1 Church Street (1188692)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "YHA Slaidburn". YHA (England & Wales). Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mills, p. 2.
  4. ^ Mills, pp. 4–5.
  • Mills, K.F. (n.d.). Handbook to King's House Youth Hostel. Youth Hostels Association (Manchester Regional Group).