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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134504
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339226
Location: Calderdale, HX6
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
SOWERBY BRIDGE HIGHAM AND DOB LANE
SE 0223 and SE 0323
(south side), Sowerby
Lower Snape Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
15.11.66 Snape Farm, Higham and
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
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