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Swallowshaw and Attached Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Todmorden, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7273 / 53°43'38"N

Longitude: -2.0767 / 2°4'36"W

OS Eastings: 395034

OS Northings: 425660

OS Grid: SD950256

Mapcode National: GBR FTYB.6L

Mapcode Global: WHB8D.2KCX

Entry Name: Swallowshaw and Attached Barn

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 22 February 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339077

Location: Todmorden, Calderdale, OL14

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Todmorden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Todmorden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/93 Swallowshaw and attached barn
(formerly listed as
Swallowshaw Farmhouse and
22.11.66 adjoining Barn)

G.V. II*

House and attached barn. Dated 1663. Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate roof.
2 storeys double pile. 2-room front with through passage backing onto hearth in
lower range with outshut to rear, to which is attached the barn. All parts are
contemporary or very close in date. South front has double chamfered mullioned
windows of 4 lights with same over, and 6-light window with king mullions and
2-light fire-window to housebody, with added 2 lights between. Over is 6-light
window with king mullion. Doorway has Tudor-arched lintel bearing date within
a tressure and composite jambs with moulded surround. Over are 2 moulded
corbels carrying gutter; these match the kneelers on coped gables. Single stack
to eastern gable. Aisle of barn breaks forward, has quoined angles and tall
doorway with square lintel and chamfered surround set within a portal. Mistal
doorway has square lintel, composite jambs and chamfered surround over which are
2 moulded corbels carrying gutter. Kneelers to gable. Rear has similar cart
entry protected by oversailing eaves carried on a beam with ½ lap joints
supported by triple corbel. Similar doorway to mistal in aisle. To rear of
through passage is outshut under cat slide roof with doorway with Tudor-arched
lintel and chamfered surround. Double chamfered mullioned windows to ground
floor of 6 lights and 11 lights with king mullion; (division wall between
housebody and parlour is attached to king mullion).
Interior: Original doorway from through passage into barn. Reeded spine beams
and joists. Scarf joints to spine beams of housebody indicate former bressumer
replaced by large early C18 fireplace, with slightly corbelled jambs, moulded
surround and carved lintel. Several arch-headed doorways. A fine example of a
yeoman clothier's house, retaining its original fenestration. It is unusual in
having a doorway into the barn leading from the through passage; this is in the
long-house tradition.

Listing NGR: SD9503425660

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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