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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: 1277316



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District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Ripponden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Aug-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 407265

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SD 0519 RIPPONDEN (former U.D.) HOWROYD LANE, Barkisland SE 058194 The Howroyde 10/54



House dated 1642 for William Horton with refronted cross-wings with sash windows, mid C18. Hammer dressed stone, ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. Double pile. 2 storeys. Hall and cross-wings plan with through-passage. Wings project and have quoins. West wing has single bay of sash windows east wing has 2 bays of sashed windows, all retaining their 16-paned glazing. Through-passage has doorways to either end with Tudor arched lintel with moulded impost and richly moulded jambs with broach stop with fluted columns with Ionic capitals to front and Doric to the rear carrying full entablature. That to front is inscribed: "Except the Lord build this house They Labour in vain that build" The rear door has lintel inscribed "WR1642 EH" (for William & Elizabeth Horton). The hall rises through 2 storeys and has ashlar parapet over large double chamfered mullioned and transomed window with 2 king mullions of 18- lights. Hood mould with decorated stops. 2-light windows at 1st floor level to either end, one over door to porch chamber, the other to light gallery. Right hand return wall has lateral extruded stack and 4 sashed windows to ground floor formerly cross-windows retaining double chamfered surrounds. 2 sashed windows to lst floor. 8 stacks. One backs on to through passage.

Interior: 2 doorways with shaped lintels lead into service end from through passage. Hall has tall Tudor arched fireplace with Ionic columns surmounted by plasterwork Royal Coat of Arms, Charles I dated 1642 with Griffin frieze. Elaborate central plasterwork feature to ceiling. Stair rises to contemporary gallery around 2 sides with turned balusters and carved frieze. The hall window retains a number of stained glass panels some dated 1641, some illustrate the 5 senses. The parlour wing has 3 oak panelled rooms with carved friezes of differing designs. The central room has raised and fielded panels of early C18 character. Another panelled room to 1st floor. Rear dining room has mid C18 stone fireplace with architrave, pulvinated frieze and dentil cornice. And gentry house retaining high quality fittings with late feature of an open hall in the mid C17, and as such one of the finest houses of Calderdale. L. Ambler, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire, (London, 1913) p.36, 80. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London, 1967) p.90.

Listing NGR: SE0583719470

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ambler, L, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire, (1913), 36 and 80
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 90

National Grid Reference: SE 05837 19470


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