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Latitude: 53.7054 / 53°42'19"N
Longitude: -1.9378 / 1°56'15"W
OS Eastings: 404204
OS Northings: 423220
OS Grid: SE042232
Mapcode National: GBR GTXL.8G
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.64H6
Entry Name: Sowerby Hall
Listing Date: 15 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134459
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339408
Location: Calderdale, HX6
Electoral Ward/Division: Ryburn
Built-Up Area: Sowerby Bridge
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sowerby St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SOWERBY BRIDGE TOWN GATE
SE 0423 & SE 0523
(north side), Sowerby
Nos 1, 2 and 10 Sowerby
House, now 3 dwellings. Dated "IH IH 1646", Isobel and Joshua Houghton (Kendall
1910, p.169). Rubble brought to course, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 gabled
bays with rear range projecting to right and through-passage. North front:
quoins, chamfered plinth. Gabled porch to right of centre with chamfered,
shallow-basket-arched doorway, kneelers, coping, finial and inner doorway in simi-lar surround. Double-chamfered mullion windows: right-hand bay has window now of
2 lights with 6-light window above, both with hoodmoulds. Left-hand bay has (from right) a window now of 2 lights, a cross-window, and a 4- now 3-light window with transom, the 2 left-hand lights made into a deeper sash. Continuous hoodmould with spiral stops over these windows, and above them a 6-light mullion and transom window with a small chamfered light to its right. In valley between bays a hole for gutter spout. Coping. Shaped finials. External stack on left side. Rear(south front): chamfered surround to through-passage doorway, the lintel dated and with cornice on consoles. To right, two 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows under continuous hoodmould with carved stop. To left, a 6-light flat-faced mullion window and 2 tall 8-pane sashes in double-chamfered surrounds (formerly cross-windows) under dripmould with shield stops. To 1st floor three 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows flanking a 6-light and a 2-light flat-faced mullion window. 2 gutter spouts. Hipped roof. 2 stacks at ends of ridge and one at eaves at right end. Right return openings include traces of two 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows under hoodmoulds to ground floor and a 5-light double-chamfered mullion window above. Left return: front range: a blocked 2-light window, 2 gutter spouts; rear range: a blocked 3-light double-chamfered mullion and transom window to right of later door and window, a semicircular hoodmould with head stops to left on 1st floor, and an oculus above. Interior: No 2: south room(housebody) has fine fireplace with deep segmental-arched lintel and moulded,step-stopped surround with cabling in spandrels. Chamfered, quoined, segmental-arched doorway into bookroom. North room has chamfered spine beams and large fireplace with chamfered quoined surround and sink, cushioned spandrels. 2 moulded doorways lead off through-passage into what is now No 1. No 1 has, in south room, a quoined fireplace with remnants of moulded lintel, one panelled wall and panelled doors. let floor: No 1 south room has moulded, Tudor-arched fire-place, the spandrels with circles and initials "IH IH"; in north room a quoined angle fireplace. One good board and muntin door with moulded panels. Similar door to 1st floor of No 2, and also 2 stop-chamfered quoined doorways (1 now window).
Joshua Horton was a JP and friend of Oliver Heywood (Kendall 1902).
H P Kendall, "Antiquarians at Sowerby. A Pleasant Ramble", Halifax Antiquarian
Society, Vol 1 ( 1902 ), 7 June.
H P Kendall, "Sowerby Hall", Halifax Antiquarian Society, Vol 7 (1910),
Listing NGR: SE0420423220
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