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North Stable Block at Woolley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolley, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6138 / 53°36'49"N

Longitude: -1.5059 / 1°30'21"W

OS Eastings: 432784

OS Northings: 413145

OS Grid: SE327131

Mapcode National: GBR KVXN.S8

Mapcode Global: WHCBC.VF2D

Plus Code: 9C5WJF7V+GJ

Entry Name: North Stable Block at Woolley Hall

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342449

Location: Woolley, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Woolley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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22.11.66 North stable block
at Woolley Hall


Stables, now accommodation for residential college. Early C19, possibly by
Watson and Pritchett c1805-10 (Markham p45). Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate
roof. U-shaped plan facing south-east. 2 storeys. 9-bay symmetrical facade
with 7-bay symmetrical wings. Continuous plinth, 1st-floor sill band. Central
range: bays 2, 5 and 7 break forward slightly and have semicircular-arched recesses
to ground floor, tall 24-pane sashes to 1st floor of bays 2 and 7, and to bay 5
a Diocletian window and pedimented gable, the tympanum with heraldic plaque carved
with the Wentworth griffin. Gable topped by clock-tower with open rotunda and
lead dome surmounted by weathervane with griffin crest. Other bays have 16-pane
sash windows with lintels and projecting sills. Eaves cornice. Hipped roof.
Outer bays under low roof, linking main blocks to wings, have round-headed doorways.
Wings: inner returns have central 3 bays breaking forward under open pedimented
gables, central doorways with narrower flanking windows and central round-headed
1st-floor window with impost band; hipped roofs; West wing with gable stack.

G. Markham, Woolley Hall (1979).

Listing NGR: SE3278413145

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