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Lumb Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Drighlington, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7601 / 53°45'36"N

Longitude: -1.657 / 1°39'25"W

OS Eastings: 422708

OS Northings: 429359

OS Grid: SE227293

Mapcode National: GBR JSWY.1V

Mapcode Global: WHC9J.JR59

Entry Name: Lumb Hall

Listing Date: 7 August 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341791

Location: Drighlington, Leeds, BD11

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Drighlington

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Drighlington St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

In the entry for MORLEY BACK LANE
(west side)
6/1 Drighlington
Lumb Hall
the Grade shall be amended to read I


MORLEY (west side)

6/1 Lumb Hall


House. c1640 for the Brookes family (Ambler p78). Well-coursed gritstone,
stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 3-room lobby-entry plan, double-depth. 3
flush gables with projecting 2-storey porch set between 2nd and 3rd cells.
Plinth, cyma-moulded dripcourse, hoodmoulds with decorative stops to 1st
floor windows, coped gables with cyma-moulded coping, kneelers and finials
to apex, rain-water spouts projecting from valley between first 2 gables
and at right angles at junction with porch. All are double-chamfered mullioned
and transomed windows with king mullions, although 1st floor windows have
transoms removed and renewed longer mullions. Outer cells have 6-light windows
to each floor, centre cell has 8-light window to each floor. Set in each
gable trefoil-headed opening (blind). Porch has fine detail: semicircular-
arched doorway with dropped keystone on which is carved human mask in relief,
impost and finely moulded surround (cyma, step, roll, cyma) and good carved
stops. Inner doorway has segmental lintel, cyma-moulded surround, and retains
original oak doorway with central square panel and strap-hinges. Cyma-moulded
dripcourse encloses a tablet (blank) with above it a fine wheel window of
8 trefoil-headed lights and central rose with original leaded lights. Hood-
mould with carved rose stops. Parapet with finial to centre. Large stack
to ridge behind porch. Rear U-shaped with projecting gabled wings and central
gable set between. Left wing appears to be rebuilt and has dripcourse stopping
short over an inserted door. No windows. Set back central bay has blocked
2-light (possibly fire-) window to left of 4-light window and small chamfered
light to light cellar steps; above a 2-light and 3-light window with to right,
a 3-light mullioned and transomed window set at a mezzanine level to light
stairs. Right wing has 5-light window to each floor. 1st floor window has
hoodmould with heart-shaped stops. Coped gables with kneelers to wings which
have projecting rain-water spouts at junction with hall range. Gables have
apex finials. Large ridge stack to right wing. Right-hand return of 3 bays
stepped drip course, 1st bay has Tudor-arched doorway and a 2-light window
above. 2nd bay has 2-light window to each floor. 3rd bay has former 4-light
window to each floor, lacking 2 mullions and first floor hoodmould with heart-
shaped stops.
Interior: (see next sheet)
Interior: front entrance leads into a lobby with doorways into housebody to
left and kitchen to right. Housebody has diamond-set stone flags, oak
panelling with rectangular panels and moulded stiles, 2 stop-chamfered spine-
beams of large scantling with ogee stops either side of large basket-arched
fireplace with voussoirs, skewbacks and moulded surround (cyma, step, roll,step).
Leading off from housebody is staircase with gun-barrel turned balusters,
3 chamfered newels with reeded centres and ball finials enclosed in an oak
panelled well. Open balustrade set in base to light stair down to cellars
has finely-turned balusters alternating with rods. Partitioned off from
housebody by oak-panelled screen is small service room which has doorway
leading down stairs to cellar which has 2 barrel-vaulted ranges, one formerly
lit by a 4-light double-chamfered mullioned window, the other by a 2-light
window. Steps rising to an external door (now blocked). Parlour has fine oak
panelling with fully executed carved frieze, fitted cupboard and interior porch;
decorative segmental-arched fireplace with triple lobed carved stone lintel,
the lobes decorated with a feather pattern, cyma-moulded surround terminating
in spiral stops. It is flanked by coupled gun-barrel turned oak columns with
Ionic capitals, plinth with carved base and oak overmantel with 3 geometric
panels separated by coupled colonnettes, cornice. Plaster moulded ceiling
encases single spine-beam. Rear room of parlour wing has very large stop-
chamfered spine-beam. Former kitchen has 2 stop-chamfered spine-beams and
floor-joists; fireplace with large segmental-arch, composite jambs and chamfered
surround. Leading out of this room is original back-stair which has closed
string, turned balusters with central reel and newel posts with flat onion-
shaped finials. Service-room set behind stair has large stop-chamfered spine
beams. First floor: Parlour chamber has basket-arched fireplace with cyma-
moulded surround, later C18 inserted stone surround with cast-iron grate.
Oak-panelled division wall has cupboards with butterfly-hinges. Plastered
spine-beam add cornice decorated with bird motif. Housebody chamber has
segmental-arched fireplace with carved oak overmantel of 2 geometric panels
with fluted pilasters and dentil cornice. Completely panelled walls with
strap-work carved frieze, dentil cornice, and interior porch. Ceiling with
cross-beams forming 4 square panels overlaid with plaster decorated with flowing
vine design and richly moulded surround (cyma, step, roll). Kitchen chamber
open to roof displaying fine king post truss with single angle struts and
fireplace with basket-arched lintel and chamfered surround.
A fine example of a yeoman clothier's house in the Halifax tradition and unique
in this region having architectural affinities with New Hall, Elland (q.v.),
Barkisland Hall, Ripponden (q.v.), Woodlane Hall, Sowerby (q.v.), Kershaw House,
Sowerby (q.v.) and East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley (q.v.) all of which have
2-storey porches with wheel windows.
L. Ambler, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire, (1913)
(England) report.

Listing NGR: SE2270829359

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