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Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 06759 22838


SOWERBY BRIDGE NORLAND TOWN ROAD SE 0622-0722 (north side) , Norland 16/144 Fallingworth Hall and Fallingworth Hall 15.11.66 Cottage - II House, now two. Early-mid C17, porch added 1642, late C18 - early C19 and C19 alterations. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. Lobby-entry 3-cell plan. 2 storeys, 3 bays (4 1st-floor windows) with 2-storey porch between bays 2 and 3 and 3-storey rear range to bays 1 and 2. Chamfered plinth; double-chamfered mullion-and-transom windows; string. From left: bay 1: a 6-light window with king mullion to left of doorway, probably C19, with reset Tudor-arched lintel dated 'I/MB/M 1616/H' (Michael and Isabel Barrow) and flanked by decorative stops. On 1st floor, windows of 6-lights with king mullion and 2 lights. Bay 2: a 2 + 4 light window to each floor. To bays 1 and 2 a continuous 1st-floor dripmould with decorative stop to left. Porch: moulded Tudor-arched doorway dated '16 AD 42', 1st-floor 2-light window with dripmould flanked by rainwater spouts; parapet gabled over window with moulded coping and finials (as at Lower Old Hall (q.v)); 1st-floor oculus in each return; inside, stone benches and chamfered quoined Tudor-arched inner doorway. Bay 3: 7-light window without transom; above, a 6-light window under decorative-stopped hoodmould. Chamfered gutter brackets throughout; kneelers and coping to right end; 2 ridge stacks. Rear: rear range heightened late C18 early C19 (probably for loom shop) has quoins; a doorway to right of added outshut which masks most of ground floor; on 1st floor a 2-light double-chamfered window (mullion removed) to left and a 2-light chamfered window to right: a blocked 2-light flat-faced mullion window to 2nd floor; the right end returns at an acute angle and has a 3-light, now 2-light, chamfered mullion window and a blind archway on 2nd floor. Left return: main house; plinth and string returned from front. Rear range: a 4-light double-chamfered mullion window to lst floor; on 2nd floor a blocked taking-in door to left and a blocked 2-Tight flat-faced mullion window to right; in gable a blocked square light and ledge. Interior: central house-body has moulded shallow-Tudor-arched fireplace with elaborate stops and sunk spandrels; stop-chamfered spine-beams; joists with incised lines. Right-hand room in rear range (now garage) has chamfered Tudor-arched fireplace on rear wall. 1st floor: central room has basket-arched fireplace with broad stopped-chamfer and is open to porch room which has stone flags under present floor covering. Resued purlins, rafters and ridge-piece. The reused dated lintel comes from Fields, now demolished (Kendall p133 ) T F Ford, 'Some buildings of the 17th Century in tile parish of Halifax', Thoresby Society Publications, Vol XXVIII. H P Kendall, 'Fields in Norland', Halifax Antiquarian Society, Vol 10,1913, pp133-139. RCHM(E) Report (31455).

Listing NGR: SE0675922838


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Ford, T T, 'Thoresby Society Publications' in Some Buildings of the 17th Century in the Parish of Halifax, ()


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

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