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Belle Vue (Public Library)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Halifax, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.722 / 53°43'19"N

Longitude: -1.8733 / 1°52'23"W

OS Eastings: 408459

OS Northings: 425068

OS Grid: SE084250

Mapcode National: GBR HTCD.7J

Mapcode Global: WHC9M.6Q71

Entry Name: Belle Vue (Public Library)

Listing Date: 3 November 1954

Last Amended: 23 November 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133879

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338731

Location: Calderdale, HX1

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Halifax Holy Trinity and St Judes

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Belle Vue
(Public Library)
(formerly listed as
Hopwood Lane Public Library
& Museum)
SE 0825 SW 12/204 3.ll.54
1856-7. By G H Stokes incorporating smaller earlier C19 house. Built as a private
residence for (Sir) Frank Crossley. Stone mansion in later C17/early C18 French
style. 2 main storeys. Pedimented, and embellished tripartite
centre with 3 windows either side. Rusticated strip pilasters to ground storey
and order of Ionic pilasters above. Steep hipped slated roof with Shaped dormer
windows and chimney stacks. Doric carriage porch to short south return with
segmental pediment etc above. Plainer continuation (original house) and long
screen wall to former service yard. 5 windows to north with wrought iron railing
to 1st floor balconies and segmental pediments either end, Good iron-framed
conservatory projects beyond with arcading, arched roof and bowed end. Irregular
buildings some of interest beyond again. Interior has decoration of interest
in main rooms but particularly of note for arched corridors on 2 floors and
very grand marble stair with arcaded upper part. Original house not of intrerest
in itself.

Listing NGR: SE0845925068

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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