Castle Hill House

1 Aug 2004
Castle Hill House, 215,217,219,221 And 227 Thornhill Road, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HD6 3HL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRIGHOUSE THORNHILL ROAD SE 12 SW RASTERICK 3/214 Nos. 215, 217, 219 221 and 227, Castle Hill House, and wells.


Five houses, originally a single small country house. c1800 with later C19 alterations and additions. Coursed rubble with ashler dressings, and stone slate roofs, 5 stone stacks.

2 storey. East front, has slightly recessed central bay with 2 round headed doorways, now with windows, and a pair of Doric columned porches. To the left a square bay windows with plain sashes, and to the right a Venetian window with a central glazed door. Above a central tripartite sash window with eitherside 2 plain sashes.

West, street front very irregular, Nos. 215, 217 and 227 have plain sashes, and an attached glazed entrance porch.

Nos. 219 and 221, possibly the former lodge, has 2 C20 doors, and 2 windows with upper sections having ornate glazing, 3 upper casements have similar ornate glazing bars.

Attached garden-walls carved ashler with curved coping and square piers, entrance section has rusticated stone work, with outer piers, concave walls and inner-piers. Interior contains early C19 stone staircase with ornate iron balusters, plus a single fireplace made from fragments of C17 wooden furniture. Michael Fairless (Margaret Fairless Barber), the author of The Roadmender was born here in 1869.

Listing NGR: SE1393121707


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2251 IOE Records taken by Nigel Wood; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Nigel Wood. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Wood, Nigel

Rights Holder: Wood, Nigel


Ashlar, Rubble, Stone, Georgian Counting House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Monument (By Form)