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Latitude: 53.6446 / 53°38'40"N
Longitude: -1.8298 / 1°49'47"W
OS Eastings: 411347
OS Northings: 416463
OS Grid: SE113164
Mapcode National: GBR HVN9.N8
Mapcode Global: WHCB0.VNVC
Entry Name: Fernleigh
Listing Date: 29 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134274
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339767
Location: Kirklees, HD3
Electoral Ward/Division: Golcar
Built-Up Area: Huddersfield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Longwood St Mark the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 1116 32/438
Mid C19. Steep pitched ornamental slate roof. Various coped gables on kneelers.
2 storeys and attics. String. Front has 2 gables separated by narrow parapeted
bay with porch. West one has 3-light sash with pink granite colonettes, foliage
capitals and ogee cusped lights under 2-centred relieving arch. 2-light window
with colonette, foliage capitals and ogee cusped lights under 2-centred relieving
arch. One sash under 2-centred relieving arch in gable end. East range has
canted ground floor bay with pink granite colonette, foliage capital and impost
band, cornice with grotesque animals and parapet with blind quatrefoil ornament.
3-light sash above with pink granite colonettes, foliage capitals and caernarvon
arches. 2-light sash in gable with pink granite colonette, foliage capital,
trefoil-headed windows, and quatrefoil in spandrel, 2-centred relieving arch.
Porch up 7 steps with retaining walls: flanking buttresses, coped gable and
stilted moulded arch on squat pink granite columns with Romanesque capitals.
2-light sash above, with pink granite colonette, foliage capital, transom,
hexagonal tracery, 2-centred relieving arch. Another entrance with moulded
arched head on east side, under 3-storey tower. 1st floor windows are paired,
2-centred, double-chamfered arches with applied pink granite colonettes. 2nd
floor windows are paired, 2-centred, trefoil-headed, with quatrefoils in spandrels
and 2-centred relieving arches. Moulded eaves cornice with grotesque animals
at corners. All windows have hood-moulds, most with figurative label stops.
Carving of grotesques and of foliage capitals is of high quality. Some geometrical
ornament as well.
In garden lie various incompleted blocks of sculpture, presumably for more
gargoyles, finials etc.
Listing NGR: SE1134716463
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