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Bramham Biggin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8753 / 53°52'31"N

Longitude: -1.359 / 1°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 442243

OS Northings: 442310

OS Grid: SE422423

Mapcode National: GBR LRYM.LK

Mapcode Global: WHDB7.3V4H

Entry Name: Bramham Biggin

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Last Amended: 3 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342183

Location: Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Bramham cum Oglethorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

1/22 Bramham Biggin
30.3.66 (Formerly listed as
Bramham Biggin
Bowcliffe Road)


Large house. C17, altered 1750-56 by James Paine, for Allison. Mostly dressed
magnesian limestone, with some coursed rubble, stone slate roof. H-plan. Two-
and-a-half storeys, symmetrical; plinth, quoins, moulded dripcourses on 2 levels,
carried round the whole; set-back centre has central double doors with architrave
and consoles supporting a pediment which breaks the dripcourse, two 12-pane sashes
at ground floor and 2 above, a Diocletian window at 2nd floor (all these with
plain surrounds), a hoodmould to a former mullioned window in the gable, gable
coping with kneelers and finial; C18 rainwater head in each angle, narrow diagonal
stairlight on each floor of right-hand angle. Gable of each wing has one window
on each floor: ground-floor Venetian window breaking the dripcourse, 12- and
9-pane windows above, those in the right wing sashed but those in the left all
glazed but blocked internally by a chimney stack which rises to break through
the gable coping off-centre; otherwise, each gable has a hoodmould like that
in the centre, gable coping with kneelers, and finial (to right-hand gable).
Most of these windows break the remains of former cross windows, and there are
similar remains in both re-entrant walls. Return wall of left wing, 6 bays,
has windows like those at front, but with single-storey semicircular bay windows
to 1st and 4th, with parapet, 12-pane sashes in the 2nd and 3rd bays, and at
2nd floor a Diocletian window in the centre and a small sash in each outer bay.
Rear: inter alia a cross window at 2nd floor of rear gable of right wing,
suggesting original form of other fenestration before C18 alterations. Interior:
altered, the present principal feature of interest being the 2-storey entrance
hall with C18 staircase (open string, scrolled brackets, 2 slim turned balusters
per tread, panelled newels and ramped handrail); and stone flagged floor.
History: was used as school during C19, with additions (now demolished) and
alterations. References: RCHM Rural Houses of West Yorkshire 1400-1830 1986)
p. 96. Derek Linstrum West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture (1978) p.362.

Listing NGR: SE4224342310

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