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Lower Shape Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Luddendenfoot, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7084 / 53°42'30"N

Longitude: -1.9535 / 1°57'12"W

OS Eastings: 403169

OS Northings: 423557

OS Grid: SE031235

Mapcode National: GBR GTSK.WC

Mapcode Global: WHB8M.Y1YW

Entry Name: Lower Shape Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 November 1966

Last Amended: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339226

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Luddendenfoot

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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Listing Text

SE 0223 and SE 0323
(south side), Sowerby
Lower Snape Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
15.11.66 Snape Farm, Higham and
Dob Lane)
- II
Farmhouse. Dated 1623. Coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. 3-cell
through-passage plan with central rear wing and single-storey rear outshut to left.
2 storeys, 4 lst-floor windows. Plinth. On left of right cell a decorative-stopped,
chamfered, quoined, triangular-headed doorway with sunk spandrels and raised dated
panel to lintel; above it is carved a recess with bell. To left of door,
double-chamfered mullion windows of 6 lights (parlour), 7 lights (housebody) and
2 lights (fire window); single-chamfered mullion windows, to right of 3 and 2 lights,
and on lst floor of 5, 5, 2 and 3 lights (from left). Continuous ground-floor
dripmould with heartstop on right, rising over bell and curving down over right hand
windows which are set lower. Shaped kneelers, chamfered ashlar coping. End stacks,
left one external and ridge stack between 2nd and 3rd cells. Rear: chamfered mullion
windows. Left cell: 2 doorways with plain stone surrounds, that on right more
massive, with 2-light window on left and 2-light flat-faced mullion window above.
Wing: gable stack; in left return a 5-light window to ground floor and a 4-light
window above; in right return a chamfered light on lst floor. Outshut: central door
with plain stone surround flanked by 2-light windows (mullion removed from left one).
Left return: 2-light windows, to right of stack one on each floor, that on ground
floor with dripmould, to left of stack one on lst floor. Right return: blocked
windows, of 3 lights and 2 lights above. Interior: housebody: inglenook with
chamfered bressumer and heck post and later stone fireplace. Stop-chamfered spine
beams; stone stair under which is a segmental-arched doorway to blocked
barrell-vaulted cellar. Right hand room has chamfered, quoined fireplace with bulbous
stops, monolithic lintel and chamfered ledge; 2 stop-chamfered spine beams on
corbels. Room above this has a stop-chamfered fireplace with tie-stones and
triangular-headed, segmental-arched lintel. 3 king-post roof trusses with angle
braces, the left 2 with chamfered tie beams, the right one with V struts.

Listing NGR: SE0316923557

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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