Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1134563

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1966



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District: Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 03838 26539


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SOWERBY BRIDGE DEAN HOUSE LANE SE 0226 & SE 0326 4/167 (west side, off), Luddenden 15.11.66 Oats Royd House GV II House. Dated 1645 for lie Murgatroyd family, with mid-Cl9 addition for John Murgatroyd (Denton p22). Coursed squared stone, C19 work of ashlar, stone slate roofs. C17 house has through-passage; the C19 block on the east replaces a further C17 range. South front: on left is C17 house of 2 storeys with attic and 2 gabled bays with porch between them; C19 block on right is of 2 storeys and basement, 1 x 5 bays. C17 part: chamfered plinth; double-chamfered mullion windows, those to ground and lst floors transomed; dripmoulds, continuous an ground floor. Porch: moulded round-arched doorway has imposts and bearded head on keystone; dripmould rises to enclose date plaque " JW " (probably James Wynstanley, a mid-C19 owner, replacing 1645 Murgatroyd initials); 3-light window above; gutter spouts projecting from returns; peaked gable with coping, head to apex and finials; inside porch, stone benches and a chamfered Tudor-arched doorway with inserted window above. Left bay: a 3-light window flanked by cross-windows; a 6-light window above; a blocked stepped 3-light window to gable. Right bay: a 9-light window to ground and lst floors, each with elaborate stops to dripmoulds; a C19 window to 1st floor, right; a blocked stepped 3-light gable window. Both bays have moulded coping, right bay with head to apex and finial. Corniced stack to left of each bay. C19 bay projecting on right: rusticated quoins on left ; canted bay window with sashes and apron panels; eaves band; modillion cornice; blocking course; eaves stack on left. Rear: 2 gabled C17 bays to right of C19 bay with C19 single storey gabled addition projecting forward on right. Right bay: set back, with moulded Tudor-arched doorway to internal porch which has stone benches and studded board inner door in chamfered quoined Tudor-arched surround with inserted window above; to right, a cross-window and a 3-light winodw; on 1st floor a C19 window to left of 6-light window; stepped 3-1ight gable window; moulded coping; ridge stack. Central bay: a 9-light window with 6-light window above, and elaborate stops to dripmoulds; gutter spout on left: stepped 3-light gable window, outer lights blind; moulded coping; stack on right. The 2 left-hand bays have a continuous ground-floor dripmould broken in the right return of the central bay by a blocked C19 taking-in door. Right return (east front): symmetrical Cl9 elevation has rusticated basement with low windows; rusticated quoins; steps up to 4-panel door (upper, arched, panels glazed) and overlight in Tuscan portico with deep cornice; blocking course; tripartite window over doorway, otherwise 4-pane sashes in architraves on cill bands, with recessed panels below and triangular pediments above the ground-floor windows; eaves band; modillion cornice; blocking course; hipped roof with end stack to right. Left return: a 4-light window to each floor. C17 part:central housebody (at front) has large segmental-arched fireplace with moulded arris, segmental-arched doorway to passage and stop-chamfered spine and cross-beams. Kitchen behind this has large shouldered-arched stop-chamfered fireplace with bread-oven on right and stop-chamfered cross-beams. Between the two rooms, in present cellar stair, 2 square panels of a timber-frame spine wall survive.

Oats Royd House

Chamber over housebody has stop-chamfered moulded fireplace with crosses to base. Plain C17 panelling over back stairs and a studded board door with ferramenta. Roof has queen-post trusses with angle braces, collars and ridge braces, and a king-post truss with ridge braces, V struts and plaster infill; large-scantling purlins and ridge piece; from attic space a round-headed opening with moulded surround and capitals is reported to lead onto roof of porch (RCHM). C19 part: imported fireplaces; cornices with fists below; one door with painted panels; dog-leg stone stair with iron balusters.

M Denton, A Walk Around Luddenden Dean.RCHM(E) report (31449).

Listing NGR: SE0383826539


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Books and journals
Denton, M, A Walk Around Luddenden Dean29

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