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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1133190



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Sep-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 336412

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1. 5111 ESHOLT ESTATE Lower Esholt

4.9.52 Esholt Hall

- with Terrace and adjoining

Conservatory SE 1839 15/40


2. Built on the site of the Medieval Esholt nunnery, by Sir Walter Calverley in 1706-07. A remarkably sophisticated double pile house in a restrained renaissance style, for this date in West Yorkshire. The mason was Joseph Pope of Fennley (1673-1717). The 2-storey symmetrical elevations of finely detailed gritstone with ashlar dressings, are raised on a terrace built on the lower stages of the nunnery. Chamfered rusticated quoins, plinth, moulded plat band, simply carved modillion eaves cornice and blocking course. Steep hipped slate roof (mound valley) with tall, corniced, ashlar chimneys. The principal (and original entrance front) to the south is of 7 bays the centre 3 breaking forward slightly under a modillioned pediment. Tall gracefully proportioned windows with glazing bar sashes in architrave surrounds, of equal proportions on both floors. Central, partly glazed, doorway in architrave surround with segmental pediment on consoles. The east front has the 3 central bays shallowly recessed, similar details to fenestration - finely carved consoles and spray in frieze of corniced doorway to centre. The window above, in eared architrave surround, is surmounted by an armorial panel with supporting sprays. The west front has addition of mid C19 archivolt arched porch. Good rainwater heads with armorial bearings in scrolled surrounds, clamps ornamented with the owl crest, and dated 1832, (for the Stansfield family who purchased the estate in 1755). The interior considerably altered in the C19 and subsequent to acquisition by Bradford Corporation as offices for the sewage works. Part of the ground floor of the nunnery with trefoil headed windows and groin vaulted roof, forms the cellars of the present building under the ashlar faced terrace. Extending north of the east front is a substantial circa 1840-60 conservatory, consisting of a taller central pavilion with raised hipped glazed roof, flanked by lower wings. Narrow pane glazing to roofs, glazing bar lights to sides.

Listing NGR: SE1885839670

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National Grid Reference: SE 18858 39670


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