Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1133788

Date first listed: 24-Apr-1976

Statutory Address: 18-20, TOWNGATE


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Statutory Address: 18-20, TOWNGATE

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

District: Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 12277 25791


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BRIGHOUSE TOWNGATE, HIPPERHOLME SE 12 NW (north side) 1/179 Nos. 18 to 20 (consec.) 27. 4. 76 G. V. II House, once sub-divided into cottages, now in single occupation. Late C17, reputedly once dated 1693 with later alterations. Thin coursed dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys and attics. 2 room south front has 2 gables with original entrance in lean-to to left hand side against the rear of a double pile thus forming an unusual irregular plan. South front reads from left doorway set back from front has heavy stone lintel, square with stop chamfer. Set within doorway is original wooden door frame with depressed Tudor arch and carved spandrels with studded oak door. Over is chamfered cross-window with square reveals. Return wall to south front has gable stack and coping linked to parapet which to south front continues linking the 2 gables. 2 bays. Ovolo moulded drip course, that over 1st floor windows acting as cornice. 1st bay has C19 doorway with monolithic jambs inserted in site of fire window with 2-light window over. All are double chamfered mullioned windows, some refaced in concrete c.1883. 7-light window has king mullion with stepped light over of 3/5 lights. 2nd bay has C19 cottage doorway inserted next to 5-light window over which is similar stepped light. Gables are coped and have lenticular aperatures (open bullseyes), with linking parapet. The roof runs parallel with south front with the 2 gables projecting. Rear has double pile range with 2-span roof running at right angles to front range. Rear face is rendered. 2 bays of gables. Crude drip course over ground floor windows which in 1st bay preserves less elaborate double-framed windows with chamfered mullions and square reveals of 6 lights to ground floor with same over (lacking 3 mullions).

Interior: The western room to south front was housebody and has remains of plaster frieze surviving on its east wall and part of its north wall. The internal division wall between the 2 bays is formed of a plank and stud screen. Stop chamfered spine beams to parlour originally heated by an extruded stack on the east wall. The division between the front and rear was originally a timber wall, running east and west from a central post which survives as does a doorway with cambered head. The housebody chamber has mortices to soffit of tie beam (truss not visible) for firehood.

Listing NGR: SE1227725791


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Legacy System number: 338921

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