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Calderdale (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 07213 23028


SOWERBY BRIDGE LONDON ROAD SE 0623-0723 (east side, off), Norland 13/111 15.11.66 Upper Wat Ing - II House. Dated 1638 and 1668 with earlier origins; C19 and C20 alterations. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. RCHM report suggests a timber-framed hall and cross- wing of c.1500 has had lower end rebuilt 1638 and stone encasement and west wing added 1668. Through passage. North (entrance) front: 2 storeys, 3 bays, all formerly gabl- ed, left bay rebuilt after fire, single-pitched and projecting. It has single-storey pent-roofed projection to front and gutter spout in angle with central bay. Central bay: ground floor masked by C20 single-storey addition; on lst floor a 3-over 5-light double-chamfered mullion window under dripmould with blind arched light to left. Right bay: a 1-light and 2-light window with 2-light window above, all with chamfered mullions. Gables have shaped kneelers, coping and finials. Large stack to ridge of left bay; another between central and right bays. Rear: 3 gabled bays. Right bay projects slightly and has plinth; formerly a door to left; a 3-light double-chamfered mullion window with king mullion and hoodmould to ground floor and, above it, a similar window without king mullion and with roundel stops and date '16' '38' to hoodmould. Central bay: door to left and above it a reset bi-cusped lintel dated '1668 (George Towne); on each floor a 2-light flat-faced mullion window, 1st-floor GT 1842' window having decoratively-stopped hoodmould. Left bay: a 2-light window on each floor, lst -floor window having hoodmould with terminals dated '18' '64'. Shaped kneelers, coping, finials. Interior: barrel-vaulted cellars with stone tables. Central room (housebody) has chamfered fireplace with deep lintel inscribed '16 LAU DEO 38', cornice and timber relieving arch; chamfered spine-beams; to either side of fireplace a chamfered quoined basket-arched doorway and a similar doorway to outshut. Left room has large quoined basket-arched fireplace and doorway to housbody. lst floor: a stop-chamfered ogee-arched fireplace to central room and another, Tudor- arched, with Cl9 grate. Former timber frame indicated by timbers between central and right rooms: a post rises from below, braced to tiebeam, the brace morticed for a post to the rail and the tiebeam with mortices for a studded wall. The house was owned by members of the Waterhousefamily in the C16 and until 1616; George Towne bought it in 1625 (Kendall pp.98-99). H P Kendall, "Ancient Halls of Norland", Halifax Antiquarian Society, vol 2 (1904), pp.93-1ll. RCHM(E) Report (31471).

Listing NGR: SE0721323028


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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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Date: 14 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01262/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Mawer. Source Historic England Archive
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