Ackworth House

12 Mar 2003
Ackworth House, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ACKWORTH PONTEFRACT ROAD SE41NW (east side) Low Ackworth 2/18 Ackworth House 25.3.1968 - II

Large house, now boarding house to Ackworth School Later C18, enlarged in later C19. Sandstone (north front rendered) and coursed squared sandstone; slate roof. Double pile plan. North front of 3 storeys and 5 bays, in Classical style; symmetrical; pedimented 3-bay centre has central doorway with panelled door, architrave of Tuscan semi-columns with triglyph frieze and segmental pediment and narrow side windows; a small window to the right, and a 2-light sashed window on each side; outer bays have sashes without glazing bars; 1st floor has 12-pane sashes linked by a sill-band, and that in the centre has an architrave with cornice; 2nd floor has low 6-pane sashes; the pediment contains raised decoration consisting of a floral medallion beneath a swag, and has an urn on the apex. Low-pitched hipped roof with 2 ridge chimney stacks. The added rear range, of 2 storeys,with symmetrical south front, has an open-pedimented centre flanked by full-height canted bays; a broad lst-floor band carried round the whole; the centre has a large tripartite sashed window at ground floor, and at 1st floor a tall Venetian- style window with balustrade, the flanking bays each have three 12-pane sashes on each floor, with raised sills, and hipped roofs.

Interior: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE4411717489


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1725 IOE Records taken by David Robson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Robson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Robson, David

Rights Holder: Robson, David


Render, Sandstone, Slate, Georgian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, School Boarding House, Lodgings, Residential Building