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Formerly Wentworth School

A Grade II Listed Building in Huddersfield, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6464 / 53°38'47"N

Longitude: -1.7958 / 1°47'44"W

OS Eastings: 413594

OS Northings: 416678

OS Grid: SE135166

Mapcode National: GBR HVX8.0L

Mapcode Global: WHCB1.DL2X

Plus Code: 9C5WJ6W3+HM

Entry Name: Formerly Wentworth School

Listing Date: 10 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422603

Location: Greenhead, Kirklees, HD1

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Newsome

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Huddersfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Huddersfield Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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No 30 (formerly Wentworth
SE 1316 33/1370 School)


Large detached house. 1882 or 3 for George Kirk, iron founder, with 1913 addition.
Pitch faced stone with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roofs with heavy moulded eaves,
cornice on console brackets. 2 storeys. Entrance front has 6-panel door with etched
glass and semi-circular fanlight. Carved surround, spandrels and keystone, and initials
G K. Large consoles support balustrade over with urn to left and right. To right is 2-storey
canted bay. Beyond this is 1913 addition comprising double arched porte-cochere with
8-light mullioned and transomed oriel bow window to first floor, with good carved
ashlar work to base. The 3-bay garden front has 2-storey canted bay to left, as before,
and French window and sash to right, both pedimented. Two sashes to first floor with
architrave surround and small cornice on console brackets. Stone terrace and stone
balustrade to entrance and garden fronts. Interior is virtually original and intact.
Vestibule has mosaic floor. Entrance hall has tiled marble floor and elaborate plaster
cornice and embossed frieze, fireplace with tiled surround, wooden staircase with
turned balusters and panelled dado. The former dining room has embossed frieze and
ornate plaster cornice and centre piece, with gas-light fittings, fitted bookshelves
and show case and ornate carved wooden fire surround with large mirror. Carved screen
in bay window. Panelled dado may be contemporary with 1913 work. Carved screen on
landing with 2 oval and 4 round lights with painted glass, forms entrance to 1913
billiard hall, with oak panelling, stone arched fireplace and ornate plaster ceiling
with centre light. Washroom has pump action WCs and twin marble basin. In servants
quarters are fitted cupboards, copper lined and stone sinks and 12 bell rings. Listed
as good and complete example of its type.

Listing NGR: SE1359416678

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