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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: 1283478



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District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Keighley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Feb-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 338099

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KEIGHLEY BRADFORD ROAD SE 04 SE (south side, off)

5/13 Riddlesden 23.2.55 East Riddlesden Hall


House. 1640 for James Murgatroyd of Warley with earlier range and addition of 1692. Ashlar, stone slate roofs. North (main) front: left portion has through passage, 2 storeys with attic, 3 gabled bays with 2-storey porch to bay 3. Central, earlier C17 single-storey, one-bay portion. Right portion is front wall only of 1692 addition, 2 storeys with attic, 3 gabled bays, with 2-storey project- ing entrance wing on right. Left portion: wave moulded plinth. Double-chamfered mullion windows. Bay 1 has 2 cross-windows to 1st floor, 2 single-light windows above, dripmoulds and corniced gable stack. Bay 2 has a 12-light mullion-and- transom window with king mullions to ground and 1st floors, 6-light window above with 4 central lights stepped and transomed and lead cames retained, dripmoulds, crocketed finial. Bay 3: porch has round-arched doorway with moulded surround voussoirs laid to course, imposts and is flanked by fluted Corinthian columns on plinth blocks supporting entablature with moulded cornice. Above door is wheel- window with lead carnes and hoodmould with floral terminals. Embattled parapet with crocketed finials. Stacks to ridge and right gable, all with diamond-set flues. Central portion: 2 double-chamfered cross-windows with lead cames; plain stone surround doorway with tie-stones to right. Right portion: chamfered plinth. Double-chamfered mullion windows, on ground floor now of 2 and 3 (originally 5) lights, on 1st floor cross-windows with architraves and pediments. Each gable has an oval window in architrave, ashlar coping and ball finials. Projecting entrance wing has shaped kneelers, 2-light windows and Tudor-arched doorway in right return. Rear (south front): 1640 portion on right similar to front, with similar doorway, wheel window and embattled parapet on left. Right bay different in having a 6-light window to ground and 1st floors and 3-light window to attic. Later plain-stone surround doorway on right. Ground-and lst-floor dripmould has decorative terminals. Single-storey block has one 9-light mullioned-and-transomed window. Left return (east front): 3 bays, central bay narrower. Double-chamfered mullion windows to all floors, dripmoulds, crocketed finials. Interior: stone fireplaces and floors, studded oak doors, oak panelling and floors, good plaster ceilings and one fireplace dated 1648 with Jacobean overmantel.

For further details see C Hussey, 'East Riddlesden Hall, Yorkshire', Country Life, vol 158, 1943, pp.440-443 and L Ambler, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire 1913, p.79, plates 17, 26, 93, 94, 95, 96.

Listing NGR: SE0789342064

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ambler, L, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire, (1913), 79
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 158, (1943), 440-443

National Grid Reference: SE 07893 42064


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