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Ropergate House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6899 / 53°41'23"N

Longitude: -1.3134 / 1°18'48"W

OS Eastings: 445440

OS Northings: 421708

OS Grid: SE454217

Mapcode National: GBR MT8S.G0

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.SJS4

Entry Name: Ropergate House

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342691

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4521 NW
(south-east side)
No 43
29.7.50 (Ropergate House)


House, now offices. Late C18-early C19 with late C19 additions. Good brown
brick in English garden wall bond with stone dressings and slate roof. Three
storeys and basement. 5 bays, 1:3:1, with central hallway plan, plus 3-storey,
3-bay addition in similar style to right. Main facade has central 3 bays
slightly advanced and pedimented. Ashlar plinth. Central double-leaf door of 6
raised and fielded panels below plain fanlight in archivolt on moulded imposts,
set in engaged Tuscan column doorcase with plain frieze and moulded pediment.
To either side, pairs of plate-glass windows. Above, 5 sashes with glazing
bars, with glazing bars removed from lower sashes, crown glass in upper sashes,
and on second floor 5 unequally-hung 9-pane sashes. All windows with projecting
stone sills and wedge lintels with incised voussoirs and dropped fluted key-
stones. Moulded and modillioned cornice and pediment, the latter with different
brickwork in tympanum. Stone coped gables and brick end stacks. Addition to
right has identical 3-bay elevation as that to main facade except for slightly
different brickwork and inserted C20 doorway to central bay of ground floor,
and brick blocking course above the cornice. Stone coping and external brick
stack to right. Main block has late C19 canted bay windows to rear elevation.
Interior: inner door of 6 indented reeded panels below fanlight; octagonal
stairs hall to rear, with doors of 6 raised fielded panels and full height
open-well staircase with slender turned balusters and with domed skylight.

Listing NGR: SE4544021708

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

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