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Latitude: 53.7368 / 53°44'12"N
Longitude: -1.6879 / 1°41'16"W
OS Eastings: 420684
OS Northings: 426758
OS Grid: SE206267
Mapcode National: GBR JTN7.C6
Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.1BJM
Plus Code: 9C5WP8P6+PR
Entry Name: Manor House peel House
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Last Amended: 13 January 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184378
English Heritage Legacy ID: 341031
Location: Birstall and Birkenshaw, Kirklees, BD19
Electoral Ward/Division: Birstall and Birkenshaw
Built-Up Area: Batley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Gomersal St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 22 NW SPENBOROUGH MB KNOWLES LANE -
Manor House or
12/1/67 Peel House
(Formerly listed as No. 12 Knowles Lane and No. 14
Manor House. Mid to late C.17 incorporating some timber framing.
Coursed rubble. Quoins. Stone slate roof with hollow chamfered
gable copings. Finials to eaves and apexes. Two storeys. Three-
gabled facade with continuous drip moulding over ground floor windows.
The facade has two doorways, one with moulded reveals, the other
chamfered. Each gable apex has 2-light blocked window with hood
mould. At ground floor level are 8-light, 16-light and 12-light
mullioned and transomed double chamfered windows, with 3, 4 and 5-
light windows to 1st floor. Two gables to rear with 3 and 5-light
double chamfered windows.
Interior: Parlour to right has elaborate plasterwork to ceiling.
Ceiling is divided into 4 by large beam into chimney breast with
plastered soffit decorated with paired griffons, and plaster divide
with similar detailing. Formerly each square had lozenge design with
coat of arms. Also female figures representing the Celtic goddess
of fecundity. Now only 2 squares are complete. Oak panelled
cupboards to right. Panelled overmantle possibly later. In central
parlour is arched stone fireplace with panelled oak overmantle with
lozenge and foliage decoration. Stop-chamfered beams.
Listing NGR: SE2068426758
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