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Latitude: 53.7036 / 53°42'13"N
Longitude: -1.8922 / 1°53'31"W
OS Eastings: 407213
OS Northings: 423028
OS Grid: SE072230
Mapcode National: GBR HT7M.42
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.X54K
Entry Name: Upper Wat Ing
Listing Date: 15 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184456
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339253
Location: Calderdale, HX6
Electoral Ward/Division: Greetland and Stainland
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Norland
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SOWERBY BRIDGE LONDON ROAD
(east side, off), Norland
15.11.66 Upper Wat Ing
House. Dated 1638 and 1668 with earlier origins; C19 and C20 alterations. Coursed
squared stone, stone slate roof. RCHM report suggests a timber-framed hall and cross-
wing of c.1500 has had lower end rebuilt 1638 and stone encasement and west wing added
1668. Through passage. North (entrance) front: 2 storeys, 3 bays, all formerly gabl-
ed, left bay rebuilt after fire, single-pitched and projecting. It has single-storey
pent-roofed projection to front and gutter spout in angle with central bay. Central
bay: ground floor masked by C20 single-storey addition; on lst floor a 3-over 5-light
double-chamfered mullion window under dripmould with blind arched light to left. Right
bay: a 1-light and 2-light window with 2-light window above, all with chamfered
mullions. Gables have shaped kneelers, coping and finials. Large stack to ridge of
left bay; another between central and right bays. Rear: 3 gabled bays. Right bay
projects slightly and has plinth; formerly a door to left; a 3-light double-chamfered
mullion window with king mullion and hoodmould to ground floor and, above it, a
similar window without king mullion and with roundel stops and date '16' '38' to
hoodmould. Central bay: door to left and above it a reset bi-cusped lintel dated
'1668 (George Towne); on each floor a 2-light flat-faced mullion window, 1st-floor
window having decoratively-stopped hoodmould. Left bay: a 2-light window on each
floor, lst -floor window having hoodmould with terminals dated '18' '64'. Shaped
kneelers, coping, finials. Interior: barrel-vaulted cellars with stone tables.
Central room (housebody) has chamfered fireplace with deep lintel inscribed '16 LAU
DEO 38', cornice and timber relieving arch; chamfered spine-beams; to either side of
fireplace a chamfered quoined basket-arched doorway and a similar doorway to outshut.
Left room has large quoined basket-arched fireplace and doorway to housbody. lst
floor: a stop-chamfered ogee-arched fireplace to central room and another, Tudor-
arched, with Cl9 grate. Former timber frame indicated by timbers between central and
right rooms: a post rises from below, braced to tiebeam, the brace morticed for a post
to the rail and the tiebeam with mortices for a studded wall. The house was owned by
members of the Waterhousefamily in the C16 and until 1616; George Towne bought it in
1625 (Kendall pp.98-99).
H P Kendall, "Ancient Halls of Norland", Halifax Antiquarian Society, vol 2 (1904),
RCHM(E) Report (31471).
Listing NGR: SE0721323028
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