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Great House

A Grade II Listed Building in Todmorden, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7284 / 53°43'42"N

Longitude: -2.0701 / 2°4'12"W

OS Eastings: 395471

OS Northings: 425781

OS Grid: SD954257

Mapcode National: GBR FTZB.M6

Mapcode Global: WHB8D.5KH2

Entry Name: Great House

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 22 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339115

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

SD 954257 (south side)

3/121 Great House
(formerly listed as
Great House Farmhouse)


House of 2 cells early C17 with added eastern cross-wing and rear kitchen wing
dating from mid C17. Hall range, dressed rubble; east wing finely dressed
stone; stone slate roof. 2 storeys. South front of hall range has double
chamfered mullioned windows to ground floor only. 5-light window (2 mullions
removed) with chamfered mullioned window over of 4 lights now altered to 2.
Original doorway to through passage with straight lintel, composite jambs and
stop chamfered surround. Doorway broken through next to 2-light double
chamfered fire-window (lacks mullion). Altered housebody window now of 3
lights, over is 3-light chamfered window with replaced flat faced mullions.
Obscuring this range of windows is wood and glass conservatory mid C20. Cross-
wing breaks forward. Plinth, cyma recta moulded drip course, coped gable with
kneelers. Return wall has double chamfered mullioned windows of 2 lights to
each floor. Gable has altered window of 3 large lights with 6-light double
chamfered mullioned window to 1st floor and one of 2 lights to apex (solid).
Gable stack and hall stack to main range. Well dressed stack of 4 coupled flues
to cross-wing. Rear kitchen wing has similar detail to cross-wing and double
chamfered mullioned window of 5 lights altered to 3. Over is 5-light window.
Gable stack of 2 coupled flues with moulded weathered course. Rear door of hall
range has chamfered surround. Other double chamfered mullioned windows survive
to side and rear of cross-wing most lacking mullions or altered.
Interior of housebody has scarf jointed spine beams, evidence of former
bressumer. The large arched gable fireplace to rear kitchen has been mutilated
in recent years. A once fine building much abused.

Listing NGR: SD9547125781

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

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