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Ackworth Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in Ackworth, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6517 / 53°39'6"N

Longitude: -1.3054 / 1°18'19"W

OS Eastings: 446010

OS Northings: 417469

OS Grid: SE460174

Mapcode National: GBR MVB6.5P

Mapcode Global: WHDCD.XGKW

Entry Name: Ackworth Grange

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342629

Location: Ackworth, Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Ackworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: East Hardwick St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
3/29 Ackworth Grange

House. Late C18 or early C19, on earlier site. Coursed squared sandstone,
slate roof. Rectangular plan. Two storeys and 3 bays, symmetrical, with
full-height bows flanking the centre; central round-headed doorway with
double doors, fanlight with radiating glazing bars, and pedimented Tuscan
doorcase with mutules to the pediment; above this, a 12-pane sashed window;
the flanking bows have tripartite sashed windows on both floors, with flat-
faced mullions, 12-pane sashes in the centre and 8-pane sashes at the sides;
modillioned cornice and low blocking course; low-pitched hipped roof and
side-wall chimneys. Left return wall has 2 windows on each floor, all blind
except the upper left, and cornice carried round. Larger service element to
rear, earlier than front range and of 3 storeys to same height, and with same
cornice continued, has, inter alia, a doorway and 2 windows with arched heads
(probably early C19 alterations) and boxed sashed windows on all floors.
Interior: fine cantilevered stone staircase, half-turned with landings, with
scrolled soffits to the steps, iron balusters with foliated panels, and
ramped handrail with wreathed curtail; 6-panel doors with reeded architraves.

History: known as "Briars Flatts" in late C18, acquired by Roman Catholic
Tempest family of Broughton Hall nr. Skipton in 1836, and then known as
Ackworth Grange; former Catholic chapel by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, 1842, demolished 1966. Reference: Kate Taylor, Wakefield District Heritage (Wakefield 1979) Vol II p.78.

Listing NGR: SE4601017469

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