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Brockwell House and Brockwell Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7023 / 53°42'8"N

Longitude: -1.9269 / 1°55'36"W

OS Eastings: 404922

OS Northings: 422872

OS Grid: SE049228

Mapcode National: GBR GTZM.MK

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.C6NM

Entry Name: Brockwell House and Brockwell Cottage

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339136

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

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

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Listing Text

SOWERBY BRIDGE BROCK WELL LANE
SE 0422 and SE 0522
(south side, off)
15/14 Brockwell House and
Brockwell Cottage
-
- II
Mill owner's house now 2 dwellings. Dated 1766 but probably c1800. Coursed squared
stone, stone slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay main block with wing set back on left
of 3 storeys with basement and 1 wide bay and with added bay to its rear. Main
block: plinth, raised quoins, cill bands. Central 2-panel door, the upper panel
glazed and with elaborate pattern of glazing bars, matching overlight, architrave
with pulvinated frieze and cornice. Over door is raised plaque inscribed 'WM 1766'
(William Moor). Above is sash with glazing bars. Outer bays have 2-storey bows
with tripartite windows, curved sashes to ground floor, curved sashes with glazing
bars above (central sashes 16-pane). All windows have plain stone surrounds.
Dentilled moulded cornice. Corniced end stacks. Wing: quoins on left. Area in
front of basement has railings with waved and spiked bars and urn-finialed standards.
A tripartite window to each floor having sashes with glazing bars to ground and
first floors and shorter with 9-pane unequally-hung sashes to basement and 2nd floor.
Moulded cornice. End stack to left. Roof hipped on left. Rear: main block:
blocked central doorway with tie-stone jambs; above it a C20 arched stair window;
to right a large 16-pane sash in plain stone surround with similar opening above.
On right, wing projects (Brockwell Cottage) and to its inner return has: quoins
separating earlier and added bay; to earlier bay a wide 4-panel door in plain stone
surround, a 2-storey transomed stair window above, and a stack to right end. Left
return: quoins on left of original wing which has 3-light transomed window to
ground floor, 3-light window above and 2-light window to 2nd floor. Right return:
3 ground-floor windows (left one formerly a door) set on niches with raised panels;
keyed, arched, gable window. Interior: main block: front rooms have fireplaces
with festoon and urn-decorated surrounds. Cantilevered dog-leg stair with slender
turned balusters and ramped handrail. 2 roof trusses of queen posts with collars
supporting king posts and other vertical and diagonal members (similar to those
in the Wet Dock (c1775), Sowerby Bridge Canal Basin (qv)). Large scantling, uneven
purlins probably reused. Wing: stone flagged wash kitchen with piers supporting
round-arched arcades. Full-height C18 dog-leg, open-string, stair has plain and
wavy balusters and turned, gun-barrel newels.


Listing NGR: SE0492222872

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