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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: 1133879



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


District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Nov-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Nov-1973

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 338731

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HOPWOOD LANE 1. 1164 Belle Vue (Public Library) (formerly listed as Hopwood Lane Public Library & Museum) SE 0825 SW 12/204 3.ll.54 II* 2. 1856-7. By G H Stokes incorporating smaller earlier C19 house. Built as a private residence for (Sir) Frank Crossley. Stone mansion in later C17/early C18 French style. 2 main storeys. Pedimented, and embellished tripartite centre with 3 windows either side. Rusticated strip pilasters to ground storey and order of Ionic pilasters above. Steep hipped slated roof with Shaped dormer windows and chimney stacks. Doric carriage porch to short south return with segmental pediment etc above. Plainer continuation (original house) and long screen wall to former service yard. 5 windows to north with wrought iron railing to 1st floor balconies and segmental pediments either end, Good iron-framed conservatory projects beyond with arcading, arched roof and bowed end. Irregular buildings some of interest beyond again. Interior has decoration of interest in main rooms but particularly of note for arched corridors on 2 floors and very grand marble stair with arcaded upper part. Original house not of intrerest in itself.

Listing NGR: SE0845925068

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National Grid Reference: SE 08459 25068


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