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Becca Hall (House Only) at Se419387

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberford, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8432 / 53°50'35"N

Longitude: -1.3643 / 1°21'51"W

OS Eastings: 441927

OS Northings: 438743

OS Grid: SE419387

Mapcode National: GBR LSX0.F1

Mapcode Global: WHDBF.0NMK

Entry Name: Becca Hall (House Only) at Se419387

Listing Date: 3 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342219

Location: Aberford, Leeds, LS25

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Aberford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Aberford St Ricarius

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

2/1 Becca Hall (house only)
at SE419387


Country house, now offices. Late C18, attributed to William Lindley for William
Markham; enlarged and altered in C19. Sandstone ashlar, low-pitched hipped
slate roofs on 2 levels. Original house of rectangular double-depth plan,
enlarged by addition of set-back receding crosswings and extension to rear
between these. Classical style, symmetrical. Main range of 2 storeys and
5 bays, with 3-bay pediment breaking a balustraded parapet, has a tetrastyle
Tuscan porch with entablature surmounted by a shield with scrolled bearers,
a large single-storey canted bay on each side and tripartite sashed window
above (probably C19 alterations), 4 sashed windows as lst-floor and an oculus
in the pediment. Wings of 2 higher storeys with the appearance of 3; each
has a lst-floor sillband, on each floor a tripartite sashed window in a shallow
segmental-headed recess, and above the ground-floor window a low tripartite
mezzanine window; a moulded cornice and low parapet with urn finials on the
corners. Rear of main range remodelled in C19 to make principal entrance
and staircase.
Interior: central reception hall with flying stone staircase (C19); principal
ground-floor rooms have moulded plaster decoration in exuberant late C19 style,
and that in the east wing also has fielded panelling which may be C18. William
Markham was Private Secretary to Governor General of India, Warren Hastings.
(Service wing attached at west end and modern workshop wing to north are not
included in the item).

Listing NGR: SE4192738743

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

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