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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: 1278210



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


District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Ripponden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 406379

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SE 01NW RIPPONDEN (former U.D.) GREAT HOUSE LANE , Soyland SE 024192 Great House 5/43 15.8.66 II*

House dated 1624. Ashlar, stone slate roof to main 2-storey range which has 3 gables with parallel ridges to west of through-passage. Lower range in hammer dressed stone with modern tile roof to which is attached gabled porch with Tudor arched lintel inscribed with date, moulded surround with carved spandrels, coping forms triangular pediment. This lower building has 3-light chamfered mullioned window to both floors. Main range, flush with porch, has 3 coped gables with parapet and lantern finials, rainwater chutes to valleys. Plinth continues round this range. Most windows are double chamfered mullioned and transomed all lacking some mullions with continuous string course which steps over ground floor windows and hoodmoulds with decorated label stops of differing designs to 1st floor. 1st cell has 4-light window with inserted mid c20 doorway and 6-light window over to 1st floor. 2nd cell has 10-light window with 8-light window over to 1st floor. 3rd cell under wider gable has 10-light window and cross fire-window with 8-light window over to lst floor. Each gable has columbarium. Rear has double chamfered mullioned windows without transomes of 2, 3 and 4 lights. 2 gables set further forward than outer gable. 4 stacks. Through-passage doorway has simple chamfered surround.

Interior: Housebody preserves original bressumer carried on heck-post with plank-and-muntin fire-screen. The parlour retains its original fireplace with Tudor arched lintel with shields set in sunken spandrels, moulded jambs with elaborate stops. The stone overmantel is carved with blank arcading and roundels very simlar to the fireplace in the parlour of Swift Place, Rochdale Road (q.v.). It is possible this area is similar and lacks the flanking columns and other details. Parlour to west wing has fireplace with chamfered surround. RCHM (England) report, JH Priestly 'Three Stanningden Houses', Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society (1944) pp 32 - 35.

Listing NGR: SE0244219262

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society' in Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, (1944), 32-35

National Grid Reference: SE 02442 19262


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