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Rose Hill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Huddersfield, Kirklees

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339540

Location: Kirklees, HD2

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text

BIRKBY HALL ROAD
1.
5113
(South Side)
Rose Hill
SE 1318 21/189
II*
2.
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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