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The Old Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wyke, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7301 / 53°43'48"N

Longitude: -1.7705 / 1°46'13"W

OS Eastings: 415235

OS Northings: 425988

OS Grid: SE152259

Mapcode National: GBR JT29.GL

Mapcode Global: WHC9N.SH2T

Entry Name: The Old Manor House

Listing Date: 4 September 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336802

Location: Bradford, BD12

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Wyke

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wyke

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(west side)
Wyke BD12

The Old Manor House
SE 1526 66/120 4.9.52
SE 1525 68/120


Fine West Riding Hall, of a type more akin to the Halifax manor houses. The house
was built by the Empsall family, yeomen of Wyke for over three centuries. The
oldest part to the rear has the centre portion dated 1614 and was erected by
E Empsall. In 1694 the house was virtually doubled in size, towards the road,
by J A Empsall. Two storeys, irregular L plan, large coursed blocks of gritstone.
Stone slate roofs with saddlestones to gables, large kneelers to 1614 part;
decorated finials to gables of 1694 addition. Chamfered mullion windows in deep
splayed reveals with drip moulds over, 3, 5 and 6 and 7 lights to 1694 part.
Double gables to south front. Two light stair window retains original leaded
glazing and a round headed window dated 1687. Four centred arch doorway. Blocked
oval window above eastern doorway. External chimney stack with offsets to west
end. C17/C18 large corniced chimneys, one with round headed panels to shaft.
Interior retains exposed chamfered ceiling beads and joists. Oak stud partitions
to north side rooms on ground floor. Massive arched fireplace next to 1687 window.
On the first floor some stud partitioning still in situ. Massive collar truss roof
partly boxed in. In the early part of this century some careful restoration work
was carried out particularly to the eastern part of the house. (Ambler: "Old Halls
and Manor Houses of Yorkshire").

Listing NGR: SE1523525988

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