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Grange Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Featherstone, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6833 / 53°41'0"N

Longitude: -1.3899 / 1°23'23"W

OS Eastings: 440390

OS Northings: 420936

OS Grid: SE403209

Mapcode National: GBR LTQV.WC

Mapcode Global: WHDC5.MPB4

Entry Name: Grange Cottage

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342460

Location: Featherstone, Wakefield, WF7

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Featherstone

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sharlston St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

ACKTON AND SNYDALE NEW ROAD
SE 42 SW
(south side, off)
3/2 Grange Cottage
-
- II*

Small manor house, subsequently farmhouse, now house. Probably C15 and C16;
altered (and probably reduced). Stone and brick, all rendered, with
composition tile roof, encasing former timber-framed structure. Hall-and-
crosswing plan within the square: 1 1/2-bay hall range with 2-bay receding
crosswing to the left, rear outshut to hall. One and a half storey hall-
range, 2-storey wing; all openings altered: the south facade has an
inserted segmental-headed doorway near the junction with the wing, 2 single-
light windows to the left and a 3-light casement to the right, and a dormer
in the roof above the door. Slightly swept eaves; chimneys at right-hand
gable, and at both gables of wing. The left return wall of the wing has a
stone plinth and two 3-light casements on each floor. The gable wall of the
main range has an inserted doorway towards the rear, 2 windows at ground
floor and one above; the rear has a catslide roof.
Interior: formerly open hall with 2 cross frames and crown-post and collar-
rafter roof: the frame now approximately half a bay from the east gable wall
has a cambered tie-beam with roll-moulding in the centre of the soffit, very
long mortices (4 peg holes) on each side indicating former bracing to the
wall posts, presumably with similar decoration; the other frame is now
concealed within the present partition wall; both have crown posts with
braces on the inner sides to the collar purlin in the roof space, where the
purlin is trenched into the crown-posts, the collars tenoned into the rafters
and all are of large scantling and closely spaced. The inserted floor is
supported by 2 stop-chamfered lateral beams of C17 type. In the crosswing
wall posts and wall-plates are visible but not exposed, and the upper floor
has 2 roll-moulded spine beams carrying a canted ceiling which is otherwise
concealed from below by polystyrene tiles, but in the roof space appears to
be plastered; the wing has a collar rafter roof with members of lighter
scantling than in the hall-range, and the collars are half lapped to the
rafters.
Note: The only other known examples of crown post roofs oiler halls in West
Yorkshire are Sharlston Hall, Sharlston CP q.v.) - feature removed; and
Marston Old Hall (demolished).


Listing NGR: SE4039020936

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