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Oats Royd House

A Grade II Listed Building in Luddendenfoot, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7352 / 53°44'6"N

Longitude: -1.9433 / 1°56'35"W

OS Eastings: 403838

OS Northings: 426539

OS Grid: SE038265

Mapcode National: GBR GTW7.2R

Mapcode Global: WHB8G.3CWV

Entry Name: Oats Royd House

Listing Date: 15 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339169

Location: Calderdale, HX2

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Luddendenfoot

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 0226 & SE 0326
4/167 (west side, off),
15.11.66 Oats Royd House
House. Dated 1645 for lie Murgatroyd family, with mid-Cl9 addition for
John Murgatroyd (Denton p22). Coursed squared stone, C19 work of ashlar,
stone slate roofs. C17 house has through-passage; the C19 block on the
east replaces a further C17 range. South front: on left is C17 house of
2 storeys with attic and 2 gabled bays with porch between them; C19 block
on right is of 2 storeys and basement, 1 x 5 bays. C17 part: chamfered
plinth; double-chamfered mullion windows, those to ground and lst floors
transomed; dripmoulds, continuous an ground floor. Porch: moulded round-arched
doorway has imposts and bearded head on keystone; dripmould rises to enclose
date plaque " JW " (probably James Wynstanley, a mid-C19 owner, replacing
Murgatroyd initials); 3-light window above; gutter spouts projecting from
returns; peaked gable with coping, head to apex and finials; inside porch,
stone benches and a chamfered Tudor-arched doorway with inserted window
above. Left bay: a 3-light window flanked by cross-windows; a 6-light window
above; a blocked stepped 3-light window to gable. Right bay: a 9-light
window to ground and lst floors, each with elaborate stops to dripmoulds;
a C19 window to 1st floor, right; a blocked stepped 3-light gable window.
Both bays have moulded coping, right bay with head to apex and finial.
Corniced stack to left of each bay. C19 bay projecting on right: rusticated
quoins on left ; canted bay window with sashes and apron panels; eaves band;
modillion cornice; blocking course; eaves stack on left. Rear: 2 gabled
C17 bays to right of C19 bay with C19 single storey gabled addition projecting
forward on right. Right bay: set back, with moulded Tudor-arched doorway
to internal porch which has stone benches and studded board inner door in
chamfered quoined Tudor-arched surround with inserted window above; to right,
a cross-window and a 3-light winodw; on 1st floor a C19 window to left of
6-light window; stepped 3-1ight gable window; moulded coping; ridge stack.
Central bay: a 9-light window with 6-light window above, and elaborate stops
to dripmoulds; gutter spout on left: stepped 3-light gable window, outer
lights blind; moulded coping; stack on right. The 2 left-hand bays have
a continuous ground-floor dripmould broken in the right return of the central
bay by a blocked C19 taking-in door. Right return (east front): symmetrical
Cl9 elevation has rusticated basement with low windows; rusticated quoins;
steps up to 4-panel door (upper, arched, panels glazed) and overlight in
Tuscan portico with deep cornice; blocking course; tripartite window
over doorway, otherwise 4-pane sashes in architraves on cill bands, with
recessed panels below and triangular pediments above the ground-floor windows;
eaves band; modillion cornice; blocking course; hipped roof with end stack
to right. Left return: a 4-light window to each floor. C17 part:central
housebody (at front) has large segmental-arched fireplace with moulded arris,
segmental-arched doorway to passage and stop-chamfered spine and cross-beams.
Kitchen behind this has large shouldered-arched stop-chamfered fireplace
with bread-oven on right and stop-chamfered cross-beams. Between the two
rooms, in present cellar stair, 2 square panels of a timber-frame spine
wall survive.

Oats Royd House

Chamber over housebody has stop-chamfered moulded fireplace with crosses
to base. Plain C17 panelling over back stairs and a studded board door
with ferramenta. Roof has queen-post trusses with angle braces, collars
and ridge braces, and a king-post truss with ridge braces, V struts and
plaster infill; large-scantling purlins and ridge piece; from attic space
a round-headed opening with moulded surround and capitals is reported to
lead onto roof of porch (RCHM). C19 part: imported fireplaces; cornices
with fists below; one door with painted panels; dog-leg stone stair with
iron balusters.

M Denton, A Walk Around Luddenden Dean.RCHM(E) report (31449).

Listing NGR: SE0383826539

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