Yorkshire Laithe House. This is the remains of a typical Yorkshire laithe house which is a dual-purpose building, both dwelling and barn. The laithe houses of this area and period are rectangular in shape, the barn taking up about two thirds of the building and the dwelling about one third. There is a cellar that extends only under the dwelling. The design dates from the 17th century and was used widely from the 18th century to the 19th century. Most of the laithe houses were built around the time of the Inclosure Acts of the 18th and 19th centuries.