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Beech Lawn

A Grade II Listed Building in Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6752 / 53°40'30"N

Longitude: -1.4594 / 1°27'33"W

OS Eastings: 435811

OS Northings: 419992

OS Grid: SE358199

Mapcode National: GBR LT7Y.V8

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.KW8D

Entry Name: Beech Lawn

Listing Date: 11 April 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342380

Location: Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Warmfield cum Heath

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Warmfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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6/75 Beech Lawn


Large house. Early-mid C18, c1770, early C19 and early C20. Hammer-dressed
stone with ashlar dressings, some C19 brick to rear range, stone slate roofs.
T-shaped on plan: small C18 cottage with added range c1770 at right angles
fronting the Common with added cells to either end early C19. 2 storeys with
attics to rear range. South front: originally 3 symmetrical bays. Ashlar plinth
and band. Doorway has architrave, pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment with,
above, sash window in plain raised surround; flanking bays have original full-height
canted bays with a sash window to each floor. Set back, added bays have to each
side an early-C20 canted bay window with sash to each face, tripartite lead lean-to
roof; 1st floor has, to left, 2 sash windows with lintels and projecting sills and,
to right, plain stone plaque. The whole under one hipped roof, the full-height
canted bays have tripartite hip to ridge. 4 stacks set to rear roof pitch.
Rear: from left, C20 3-bay extension; wing breaks forward at right angles with brick
gable stack; set back, to right, house has doorway with monolithic jambs and
overlight, 2 sash windows above. Right-hand return of house has added apsidal
glazed conservatory with above segmental tripartite curved glazed sash window. Wing
has 3 bays of windows with to right a former doorway (blocked) with chamfered
surround to right, fronts garden; 2 ridge stacks. Left-hand return of house has
3 bays of sash windows, 15-pane to ground floor (dining room), 12-pane to 1st floor.
Wing: set back, and fronting yard, has C19 brick bay with segmental-arched window
to each floor, with to right and set forward 3 bays of sash windows.

Interior: entrance hall has open-well staircase with paired finely-turned balusters
and ramped handrail. To left, sitting room with:elliptical-arched recess, the architrave
decorated with chain motif; marble fireplace, moulded dado rail and cornice. To
right, double drawing-room has fine Edwardian decoration, each room having carved
fireplace with fluted Greek Ionic pilasters and cast-iron gates, wide linking
double-doors. Finely decorated Regency dining-room, windows, doorways and sideboard
recesses flanking fireplace all with similar architraves; marble fireplace with
cast-iron grate; cornice decorated with Greek key ornament (illustrated in Hall, p27).
Room to rear of entrance hall, part of earlier cottage, has C18 fireplace with
architrave, fluted frieze and dentil cornice flanked by original fitted mahogany
drawers and bookcase. Dining-chamber has marble fireplace which pulls forward on
wheels allowing access to chimney for sweeping. Drawing-room chamber has canted
plaster ceiling. Back-stair has simple stick balusters leading down to kitchen.

I. and E. Hall, Heath (booklet).

Listing NGR: SE3581119992

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