Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1134236

Date first listed: 14-May-1958

Statutory Address: FIXBY HALL, FIXBY PARK


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Statutory Address: FIXBY HALL, FIXBY PARK

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

District: Kirklees (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 13265 19475


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FIXBY PARK 1. 5113 Fixby Hall SE 1319 16/18 14.5.58. II GV 2. Mid or late C18, but probably incorporating remains of the earlier house of the Thornhill family, which stood on this site. Richard Oastler (1789-1861), the factory reformer, lived here while steward of the Thornhill estates (182O-38). Hammer-dressed stone. Hipped stone slate roof. L-shaped plan, with early or mid C19 infill to rear. 2 storeys. Modillioned eaves cornice with parapet, balustrades with vase-shaped balusters above each window range. All windows are sashes with glazing bars in plain raised surrounds. East front has 2 slightly projecting wings, each ending in canted bays, and 4 window ranges in between. 4 contemporary rainwaterheads, 2 with original downpipes. North front has 5 window ranges. South front has 8, plus door in moulded surround, with pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment on moulded consoles. Rear has 2 canted bay windows with sashes and glazing bars. Interior: following features survive, all late C18 unless otherwise described. Throughout the windows have shutters with fielded panelling, except those in Bar and Dining Room which have elaborately moulded fielded panelling. Most doors and door reveals have fielded panelling. In addition, the Hall has good late C18 marble chimneypiece, fireplace with pretty Arts-and-Crafts tiles and elaborate late C19 neo-Renaissance brass hood with gryphons in relief. The Bar has a semi-circular west end: 2 doors (fielded panelling outside, moulded inside) with moulded wooden surrounds, anthemion frieze and dentilled cornice; fielded panelling to dado level, moulded dado, moulded panels above, moulded cornice to ceiling: chimney-piece with fret patterned surround and dentilled cornice. The Dining Room has ceiling with geometrical pattern of broad flat ribs, roundel in centre, and moulded cornice: 2 mahogany doors at north end (fielded panels outside, moulded inside) in elaborately moulded surrounds with moulded cyma reversa frieze and moulded cornice. The Committee Room has mid C19 marble arched fireplace. The Room above the Bar has chimneypiece with moulded surround, festoons of husks and dentilled cornice: coved moulding to ceiling. The Billiard Room has chimneypiece with fluted Ionic columns, elaborately carved frieze and dentilled cornice. The Ladies' Locker Room has chimneypiece with moulded saves surround, scrolled sides, fluted frieze, moulded cornice which breaks forward over die with husks, swag and patera. Rear Locker Room has chimneypiece, now hidden by lockers. The Staircase is of imperial type, supported on 2 Tuscan columns, and 2 attached Tuscan 3/4 columns: elaborate cast iron balustrade and mahogany handrail: ceiling with dentilled cornice: French casements on semi-landing with pretty late C19 painted glass fanlight (Lakeland scene and festoons of flowers and grapes).

Listing NGR: SE1326519475


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Legacy System number: 339877

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