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Latitude: 53.7101 / 53°42'36"N
Longitude: -1.9034 / 1°54'12"W
OS Eastings: 406474
OS Northings: 423748
OS Grid: SE064237
Mapcode National: GBR HT4J.QR
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.Q0TK
Entry Name: Numbers 1 and 2 Calder House and Attached Stable
Listing Date: 19 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134548
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339130
Location: Calderdale, HX6
Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge
Built-Up Area: Halifax
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SOWERBY BRIDGE BOLTON BROW
13/8 Nos 1 and 2 Calder House
and attached stable
Company agent/manager's house and offices, now 2 houses with workshop under No 1,
and attached stable. 1779. For the Rochdale Canal Company. Coursed squared stone,
stone slate roof. Back-to-earth plan, south front of 3 storeys plus basement, north
front of 2 storeys. South (canal) front: 5 bays (4 first floor windows), 2-storey
stable set back on left with one first floor window. Main house: raised quoins;
basement forms plinth; first floor cill band; openings have raised plain stone
surrounds. Basement: square window on left; small square window with iron bars
to centre. Between the 2 a flight of cantilevered stone steps with iron handrail
leads up to central ground floor doorway having original 6-panel door (now centrally
hinged) and overlight. 2 windows to either side and same above to first and second
floors. Rising from first floor is central, tall, round-arched stair window, top
now infilled and with C20 windows. Windows mostly C20 casements, although some
are sashes. Moulded gutter brackets. End stacks. Set back on right a pent-roofed
addition abutting an added outshut to its rear. Stable on left has door in plain
stone-surround on left with a 2-light flat-faced mullion window to its right and
similar window without mullion above. Rear (north front): 3-bay symmetrical facade.
Openings have plain stone surrounds, raised cills to windows. Central doorway with
overlight and single-light window above. Other windows of 2 lights, left bay with
sashes. Moulded gutter brackets. Right return: in gable of house a lunette with
ledges to cill, above, and to sides. Interior: wide entrance hall (in No 1); later
dog-leg stair with plain bars and ramped baluster; under it a door leading to
original spiral stone stair (now removed) down to offices. In 1779 the Rochdale
Canal Company agreed to provide a house for their manager, Thomas Walpole, as part
of his contract, and this is the one which was built.
Sowerby Bridge, Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide, p23.
Listing NGR: SE0647423748
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