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Latitude: 53.8855 / 53°53'7"N
Longitude: -1.4429 / 1°26'34"W
OS Eastings: 436714
OS Northings: 443395
OS Grid: SE367433
Mapcode National: GBR LRCH.DX
Mapcode Global: WHDB5.TL2P
Entry Name: Bardsey Grange and Congreve Cottage Including Wall Attached to Rear
Listing Date: 5 February 1973
Last Amended: 22 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135656
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342133
Location: Bardsey cum Rigton, Leeds, LS17
Civil Parish: Bardsey cum Rigton
Built-Up Area: Bardsey
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Bardsey All Hallows
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
BARDSEY-CUM-RIGTON CORN MILL LANE
SE34SE LS17 (south side)
7/7 Bardsey Grange and
5.2.73 Congreve Cottage
attached to rear
(formerly listed as
Bardsey Grange and
wall to west of
Bardsey Grange )
Large farmhouse, now 2 dwellings, and attached wall. Dated 1717, but perhaps
with a C17 inner core, mid-late C18 extension, windows altered early-mid C19.
Coursed rubble, partly-rendered, hammer-dressed stone to extension; red tile
roof; brick stacks. T-shaped. 3-cell through-passage plan with rear wing and
cell added to right end. Five 1st-floor windows. Quoins at junction with added
cell. Doorway with mid-C20 gabled stone porch has small window above. To left,
2 windows with one above; to right, 2 windows with same above all with monolithic
lintels, projecting sills and 4-pane sashes in flush-wood architraves. Added
cell has doorway with monolithic lintel to left of single bay of sash windows.
Gable stacks and 2 other ridge stacks, decorative tile ridge. Rear, from left:
addition has doorway with margin-dressed lintel and narrow window above to right
of window with keyed lintel, another above with monolithic lintel. Wing breaks
forward and has gable stack and in its right return blocked doorway with tie stone
jambs and dated lintel to left of sash window and inserted doorway with sash above.
Main house, set back, has 3 bays of windows as front. Attached to left corner of
rear wing is wall, probably C18. Large dressed sandstone blocks with ashlar coping
pierced by gateway with margin-dressed piers with curved tops.
Baron Thorpe, treasurer to Oliver Cromwell c1649 lived for part of each year at
Bardsey Grange. He died in 1665 and is buried in the Church of All Hallows (q.v.).
The house was also the birthplace of William Congreve who was baptised in the
nearby church 10th February 1669 but is buried in Westminster Abbey.
D. Crane Taylor, William Congreve (1931).
J. C. Hodges, William Congreve, the Man (1941).
Listing NGR: SE3671443395
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