Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1134425

Date first listed: 19-Jul-1988

Statutory Address: HOYLE HOUSE, 1, 2, 3 AND 4, WATER HILL LANE


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Statutory Address: HOYLE HOUSE, 1, 2, 3 AND 4, WATER HILL LANE

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

District: Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 05337 24382


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SE 0424 & SE 0524 9/292

SOWERBY BRIDGE, Friendly, WATER HILL LANE (west side, off), Nos 1,2,3 and 4 Hoyle House


Farmhouse, now 4 dwellings. Early C17 for John Ramsden (Sutcliffe, p35), subdivided C19, part rebuilt 1885 for Mrs M Leigh. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the 2 left bays rebuilt 1885 (originally gabled), the 3 right bays gabled with rear range and the 2 right-hand-most ones projecting forward. Double-chamfered mullion windows throughout. The 2 left bays, No 1: C20 door in quoined surround with segmental-arched overlight and lintel dated "18 ML 85"; to either side on each floor a transomed 4-light window; ground-floor dripmould with decorative stops, right one possibly C17 and reused; shaped gutter brackets; shaped kneelers with finials; coping; end stacks. C17 part: No 2, on left, has door in added porch to right of transomed 5-light window with probably 3-light window above (ivy-covered). No 3, in centre, has C19 door to left of transomed 5-light window with 4-light window above under hoodmould. No 4, on right, has transomed 5-light window with square light to left and 4-light window above under hoodmould. The 2 right bays have continuous ground-floor hoodmould, valley gutter spout with rams- head (Ramsden symbol), shaped kneelers, coping and finials. Corniced stack between right-hand bays; truncated external stack to right. Rear: C17 part: 3 bays, outer bays gabled. Left bay has shouldered external gable stack, central bay a 4-light and a 2-light, now 1-light, window to 1st floor. Right return: hoodmould returns as string; on left of external stack a blocked Tudor-arched doorway and a C19 door- way with short 2-light, now 1-light, window above; to right of stack a C19 doorway and a 5-light window to each floor. Interior of No 3: 1 low, chamfered, Tudor- arched fireplace with a chamfered, quoined, Tudor-arched doorway to its left and quoins in wall to left of this possibly indicating that the rear range is an addition. The wall opposite also has a quoined angle, and a wall plate with part of panelled partition wall surviving. Between front and rear rooms is a plank and muntin partition wall, the stiles and rails with grooved decoration and a door on the right with 2 decorated arched panels and a lintel with incised cross. Chamfered spine beams. On 1st floor more panelling with grooved stiles (inserted); in the roof of the rear range 2 king-post trusses with V-struts and wind braces; a similar truss in the front roof. A datestone removed from the ground-floor fire- place of No 2 and reset in its front wall reads '17 IN 37', the initials being those of Isaac Naylor who came into possession c1731, his father, Anthony having acquired the property in 1720 (Sutcliffe p36).

T Sutcliffe, 'Some Old Warley Houses; Halifax Antiquarian Society, 9th April 1918, pp 33.

Listing NGR: SE0533724382


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'Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society' in Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society: 9 April, (1918), 33

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