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Latitude: 53.6592 / 53°39'33"N
Longitude: -1.8032 / 1°48'11"W
OS Eastings: 413105
OS Northings: 418098
OS Grid: SE131180
Mapcode National: GBR HVV4.F0
Mapcode Global: WHCB1.89L3
Entry Name: Rose Hill
Listing Date: 29 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134389
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339540
Location: Kirklees, HD2
Electoral Ward/Division: Greenhead
Built-Up Area: Huddersfield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: St John the Evangelist Huddersfield
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
BIRKBY HALL ROAD
SE 1318 21/189
Late C19, included on account of some east rooms which were redecorated by
the Manchester architects Edgar Wood and J Henry Sellers in 1909. Of this
all that is visible externally is on east front. Long canted bay, parapetted,
with idiosyncratic moulded pattern. Flush mullions and transoms of square
section, with slightly raised fillet in typical Wood/Sellers shape all round.
Other ground floor window on east front also mullioned and transomed, has this
same shaped fillet.
Interior. Most of the rooms have very elaborate late C19 Jacobethan joinery.
The Wood/Sellers rooms are in the north-east and south-east corners. North-east
room has diagonally panelled plaster ceiling of a very unusual design, and
walnut wainscotting inlaid with other woods: very high quality, especially
over chimney-piece, which has an unusual geometrically patterned cornice.
Fireplace of brilliantly coloured veined marble arranged in rectilinear patterns.
South-east room has panelled plaster ceiling of rectilinear design: corner
cupboards in 4 corners, each with a semi-circular recess over, necessitating
the top of each cupboard to end in a segmental dip. Low lobby between the
2 rooms, wainscotted with plaster domical vault above. Bedroom above has very
fine joinery: oak cupboards inlaid with walnut and sycamore in rectilinear
patterns. Pink marble fireplace.
The joinery (executed by Taylor and Hobson of Huddersfield), together with
the furniture (which still remains in situ), the marble chimneypieces and plaster
ceilings, combine to make these interiors among the most adventurous in Europe
for their date. They compare well with the Kartner Bar in Vienna (Loos: 1907),
or the Palais Stoclet in Brussells (Eoffmann: 1905).
Listing NGR: SE1310518098
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