Slack Top Cottage / Little Manor

13 Jun 2000
Slack Top Cottage, Heptonstall, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX7 7HA
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Little Manor, Heptonstall, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX7 7HA
Little Manor, Slack, Heptonstall, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX7 7HA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/88 Slack Top Cottage and Nos. 40/42 (Little Manor) (formerly listed as Little 1.11.66 Manor, Slack)


House dated 1599 with added rear wing and internal alterations dated 1681. Now in 2 occupations. Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate roof. 3-room through- passage plan. 2 storeys. All windows have lowered sill but retain chamfered surrounds and some mullions. Former 5-light window with 4-light window over; probably 6-light window with king mullion and 2-light fire-window with a light opened between to housebody. 1st floor has 2 mid C20 windows. Basket arched doorway has stop chamfered surround. Attached at right angles to service end is single storey gabled extension c.1983 which obscures a 4-light double chamfered mullioned window (preserved internally). 1st floor has 5-light and former 2-light chamfered mullioned window. Left hand return wall has lateral stack at junction with added wing with rainwater spouts either side. Rear has single storey outshut or aisle with 2 windows with double chamfered surround. Rear wing attached to aisle and of 2 storeys. 6-light double chamfered mullioned window with king mullion with 4-light window over. Both lack hoodmoulds.

3 stacks to ridge, all renewed.

Interior: Housebody has finely reeded spine beams with stop chamfer and scarf joint, evidence of former bressumer. Thin stone wall dividing wall has ogee lintel inscribed " W S " which jetties out to carry double thickness 1 6 8 1 wall at 1st floor. (Service end preserves 4 double chamfered mullioned windows).

Rear room of added wing has Tudor arched lintel carried on corbelled jambs with chamfered surround. Over housebody is large tie-beam with chamfer (truss not visible). Service end has re-used arch-braced collar beam truss now resting on a tie-beam on corbels. Illustrated in Stell.

Listing NGR: SD9772928747


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1072 IOE Records taken by Norman Hurst; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Norman Hurst. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hurst, Norman

Rights Holder: Hurst, Norman


Stone, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument

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