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Wood Lane Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Ryburn, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7093 / 53°42'33"N

Longitude: -1.9358 / 1°56'8"W

OS Eastings: 404337

OS Northings: 423651

OS Grid: SE043236

Mapcode National: GBR GTXK.Q2

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.71G7

Plus Code: 9C5WP357+PM

Entry Name: Wood Lane Hall

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339286

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryburn

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 0423 & SE 0523
(north side, off) ,
12/143 Sowerby
15.11.66 Wood Lane Hall
- I
House. Dated 1649 and 1651 incorporating parts of earlier frame and with late
C18-early C19 alterations. For John and Elizabeth Dearden. Coursed squared stone,
stone slate roof. Hall with cross-wings plan, 2 rooms deep. 2 storeys with cellar
and attic; 3 bays, outer 2 gabled. Chamfered plinth, transomed double-chamfered
windows with cyma-moulded mullions and some stanchions, string with decorative
stops flanking windows, decorative-stopped dripmoulds to principal 1st-floor
windows, coped embattled parapet with finials to merlons and coped gables. Between
central (hall) bay and right bay is a 2-storey porch: doorway has fluted jambs
on plinths, imposts, bi-cusped lintel carved with male head and '1649 IDED' above;
it is in architrave of fluted columns on lozenge-decorated plinths supporting
entablature with head in frieze, moulded cornice and ball finials; large 1st-floor
rose window with mouchettes and some original leading and glass under dripmould
with headstops dated 1651; fronting central finial is sundial; right return of
porch has 1st-floor window and gutter spout. Central, hall, bay: tall 9-light
window with king mullions and 2 transoms breaks string and has dripmould; to its
left a doorway, formerly a window with chamfered lintel. Left bay projects and
both this and right bay have a 6-light window with king million to ground and lst
floors and a stepped 3-light single chamfered window with moulded cill to attic,
left bay has a 2-light window to each floor of right return. Ridge stack at right
end of hall has paired, corniced, diamond-set flues; 2 other stacks to right wing,
on left of ridge. Rear: 3 gabled bays with 2-storey porch between right-hand bays.
Plinth, double-chamfered mullioned windows transomed except for untransomed 2-light
cellar windows, string. Porch: dog-kennel; arched light and 2-light windows above
to either side; entrance is up steps on right return through chamfered quoined,
Tudor-arched doorway; on right of porch a 4-light window. Right bay: a 2-light
window to each floor. Central bay: a 6-light window with king-mullion; broken
spout below; two 3-light windows above. Left bay: two late C18-early C19 2-light
windows; on left, steps down to plain stone surround doorway. Gables have chamfered
coping and finials. Left return: a 4-light and three 2-light windows to ground
floor; string returned from front; two 4-light and one 2-light windows above; gutter
spouts, each carved with a face or animal. Right return: sashes with glazing bars
to 1- and 2-light flat-faced mullion windows. Interior: hall: full-height; large
very fine chamfered Tudor-arched fireplace with fluted Ionic pilasters on lozenge-
decorated plinths, cornices, wooden panel above carved with floral motifs and spiral
frieze rises into cornice with knobs on frieze; gallery running round 3 sides has
turned balusters set on carved panel; fine panelling with hearts and carved frieze;
panelled doors with segmental-arched surrounds; elaborate moulded pilaster ceiling
has decorative panels with pomegranates, shields and lions in-relief and fluted
central boss. Front left room has chamfered segemental-arched fireplace with wooden
leaf-carved panels above and flanking consoles; carved frieze to panelled walls.
Kitchen, to rear centre, has very wide fireplace; in one section the 2 spine beams
have moulded plasterwork on soffit with central lozenge and pomegranates; in the
left end the spine beams are chamfered and the window has stanchions and leaded
glazing. The right wing was altered late C18-early C19 and the ground-floor room
has a bolection-moulded fireplace, large panels on walls, cornice; imported earlier
dog-leg stair with spiral and decorative-panelled balusters. lst floor: chamfered
Tudor-arched doorways; 3 original doors of 4 moulded panels and with butterfly
hinges. Front left room has a good cyma-moulded Tudor-arched fireplace, moulded
cornice and spine beams. Rear left room has ogee-chamfered segmental-arched fire-
place; leaded lights to window; a King-past roof truss with vertical struts and
continuous mortice in soffit of tie beam for former partition wall. At top of
stairs to rear left is a section of early balusters. Another king-post roof truss
visible in central rear room. The wheel window is identical to that at New Hall,

Listing NGR: SE0433723651

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