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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: 1134621



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


District: Kirklees

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Jan-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 340968

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4/62 Hyrstlands


Large detached house, now approved school. Dated 1891. Built as private residence of Sir Mark Oldroyd, MP and local mill owner. Ashlar. Double pile, hipped slate roof with moulded eaves cornice. Ashlar stacks with cornices. 2 storeys. 7 bays by 5 with moulded string course between floors. Bays are divided by rusticated pilasters to ground floor and paired Ionic pilasters to 1st floor which are surmounted by ball finials on moulded bases. Entrance front of 7 bays. The central bay breaks forward and is surmounted by square attic tower with pyramidal roof, and with clasping pilasters. Small pediment over window with ornately carved surround and flanked by tapering pilasters. Entrance and single light to each side, each have blind arch with elaborately carved foliage. Small shield over door with initials M.O. 1st floor oriel window with cornice and balustrade over. 3 bays to right include canted bay and conservatory.

Garden front has canted bay to left with cornice and balustrade. At 1st floor level is carved panel with date 1891 flanked by pilasters surmounted by carved pediment. To right, each floor has large 3-light window. Right side elevation of 5 bays of single sashes with architraves. (Ground floor centre window is 2-light). Pediment surmounts centre bay which breaks forward slightly. Left elevation has covered link to recent building.

Good interior with many original fittings including panelling and carved fireplaces. Hall has gallery with carved balusters. Wooden staircase with panelled dado. Pedimented doors. Some fitted furniture including sideboard and bookcases.

Listing NGR: SE2379123149

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National Grid Reference: SE 23791 23149


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