Rylestone House


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Rylstone House, 66 and 68, Pontefract Road


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Statutory Address:
Rylstone House, 66 and 68, Pontefract Road

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

Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 44047 17804


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SE41NW 2/11

ACKWORTH High Ackworth PONTEFRACT ROAD (east side) Nos. 66 and 68 (Rylstone House)


Farmhouse, now two dwellings. Late C17, altered. Coursed squared sandstone, composition tile roof. Long three-unit range, gable to road; single-depth plan, with modern additions to rear. Two and three storeys under one roof, with six first-floor windows. The left half (No 68) has a modern porch and bay window under a pentice roof, a vertical-rectangular window to the left, three similar windows at first floor (all these now top-hung casements with glazing bars), and at second floor a small round-headed window with Y-tracery and two small two-light casements; raised verge with ridged coping and kneelers. The left gable has an extruded chimney stack (breaking the coping in front of the ridge), at ground floor a modern flat-roofed bay window, at second floor level to the rear of the stack remains of a mullioned window with hoodmould and a blocked attic window, The right-hand half (No. 66) has a Tuscan porch in the centre, a modern canted bay to the right, a vertical-rectangular top-hung casement with glazing bars to the left, two similar windows at first floor; in addition in vertical alignment at the junction of the two houses, three small round-headed windows, the first and third with Y-tracery.

Interior: No. 66 has a chamfered spine-beam, a large segmental-arched brick fireplace beneath a timber pad (which may have been a bressummer to an earlier and larger fireplace); in the former rear wall, a Tudor-arched doorway with chamfered surround; interior of No 68 not inspected, but may contain features of interest. (No 70, attached at left end of range, is not included in the item).

Listing NGR: SE4404717804


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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: 03 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09122/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Robson. Source Historic England Archive
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