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Moorhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.675 / 53°40'30"N

Longitude: -1.4615 / 1°27'41"W

OS Eastings: 435667

OS Northings: 419976

OS Grid: SE356199

Mapcode National: GBR LT7Y.CB

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.JW7J

Entry Name: Moorhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 27 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342386

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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Listing Text

SE 3519 and SE 3520 WARMFIELD-CUM-HEATH HEATH COMMON
(south side)

6/81 Moorhouse (formerly
22.11.66 listed as Highways)

GV II

House and cottage, now one. Late C18 cottage, house c1800, mid C20 additions.
Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate and Welsh blue-slate roofs. 2 storeys. House
on left: double-depth. 3-bay symmetrical facade. Doorway has architrave,
triangular pediment and glazed overlight. Windows to each floor have flush
plain-stone surrounds and original 12-pane sashes with thin meeting rails. Moulded
eaves cornice. 2-span roof with original brick gable stacks to front roof, rear
roof blue-slate. Cottage: 3 bays, lower than house. Quoins. Central doorway has
plain-stone surrounds. Outer bays have smaller 12-pane sash windows than house.
Brick gable stack to right. Rear: originally L-shaped. Mid-C20 projecting
single-storey wing to left and lean-to linking with original cell to rear of house
on right. Added C20 stack. Gable stack to right. Left-hand return has quoins
between rear and front cells. Rear has large 12-pane sash window with plain
surround and projecting sill to each floor. Right-hand return: sash window with
arch-headed window above, the jambs renewed when addition to right with 2 sash
windows was built in keeping.

Interior: remodelled in 1978 by Francis Johnson (architect, Bridlington) when much
fine C18 woodwork from No 12, Cluntergate, Horbury (demolished) by Robert Carr for
the Nortons was incorporated: open stair-hall has open-well stair, gun-barrel
turned newel, finely-turned balusters, 3 to each riser, swept handrail; beam above
the soffit decorated with Greek-key pattern and carved wooden bracketed moulded
ceiling cornice. Dining-room: small fireplace with bolection-moulded surround,
square Doric columns, full frieze and entablature casement-moulded cornice
decorated with guttae. Sitting-room has small fireplace with architrave, impost
and dropped keystone; carved wooden dentil cornice. Drawing-room extended reusing
Doric pilasters and entablature; finely-carved C18-style marble and wood fireplace
(designed by Francis Johnson, executed by Dick Reid).

Listing NGR: SE3566719976

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

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