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A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7105 / 53°42'37"N

Longitude: -1.9001 / 1°54'0"W

OS Eastings: 406692

OS Northings: 423790

OS Grid: SE066237

Mapcode National: GBR HT5J.FM

Mapcode Global: WHB8G.SZDV

Entry Name: The Navigation

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339156

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

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

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Listing Text

SE 0623-0723
(east end),
13/32 Sowerby Bridge
The Navigation
- II
House, now pub. Probably early-mid C17 with earlier origins; in late C18
extended and converted to cottages with weaving shop above; in early C19
converted to a pub. Coursed squared stone and thin-coursed stone; stone
slate roof. East front: 2 storeys with attic, 4 bays. Left bay, added
C18 of thin-coursed stone having quoins, blocked corniced doorway, 3-light
flat-faced mullion window in reveal above, and eaves stack. Main, C17,
part has: on left, a round-arched doorway with voussoirs, c1970 window to
its left, an 8-light double-chamfered mullion and transom window with king
mullion and diamond-stopped dripmould to its right, and above these two
3-light double-chamfered mullion windows; right-hand bay has paired late
C18/early C19 doorways with a 3-light flat-faced mullion window to right
on each floor; 2 renewed stacks, one of brick, forward of ridge, above doorway
and between right-hand bays. Rear: the two left-hand bays are 3-storeyed
having C18 paired doorways with a 3-light window to left on each floor and
a 2-light window to right on each floor, windows C18 flat-faced mullioned
with several mullions removed; the 2 right-hand bays, refronted C19, project
and have a corniced doorway flanked by 2-light windows on each floor, a
continuous ground-floor hoodmould and end stacks forward of ridge. Right
return: taking-in door to attic/2nd floor. Left return: blocked windows
to ground floor; on lst floor a 2-light flat-faced mullion window and two
similar 3-light windows with stepped reveals; in gable two 2-light flat-faced
mullion windows. Interior: in housebody chamfered spine beams and a segmental-
arched moulded fireplace with moulded cornice and a later date "IMW 1722"
(John and Mary Wainhouse). There was a mill on this site since 1300, a
house by 1521 and in the C17 it was occupied by the Waterhouse family of
Broadgates who were involved in the cloth industry. In the late C17/early
C18 it was sold to John Wainhouse whose initials are over the fireplace
(Kendall). The pub conversion would have followed the building of the canal
just to the south, 1759-64 (Guide p22). HP Kendall & HE Mereclough Bottom,
Halifax Antiquarian Society, Vol 10, 1913, pp 119-129
Sowerby Bridge Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide (c1985).

Listing NGR: SE0669223790

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