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Latitude: 53.7061 / 53°42'22"N
Longitude: -1.9019 / 1°54'6"W
OS Eastings: 406575
OS Northings: 423304
OS Grid: SE065233
Mapcode National: GBR HT5L.16
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.R3KN
Entry Name: Lower Spark House Farmhouse
Listing Date: 15 November 1966
Last Amended: 19 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185880
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339366
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 SPARK HOUSE LANE
(north side), Norland
Nos 47, 49 and 53
15.11.66 (Lower Spark House
listed as Lower
Farmhouse, now 3 dwellings. Dated 'IT 1677', subdivided and altered C19,
and with alterations and wing added c1980. Coursed squared stone, rendered
at front; stone slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay range with cross-wing on left
which has been extended to rear. Road front: quoins exposed on right.
Double-chamfered mullion windows. Wing has outshut on left, on ground floor
an 8-light, now 4-light, window with king mullion and decoratively stopped
hoodmould. Main range has chamfered quoined doorway with round-cornered
soffit to dated lintel; to its left is a triangular-headed window; to its
right a 4-light, now 2-light, window with decoratively-stopped hoodmould
flanked by chamfered square lights. On lst floor a 3-light window to left
and 5-light window to right. At eaves between this range and wing a gutter
spout. Roof hipped to right. Ridge stack between wing and main range and
on hip. Left return: outshut has quoins on left and a 5-light window (one
mullion removed, 3 lights blocked). To left is the c1980 extension in same
style and with stepped roof line. Right return: 2 doorways with plain stone
surrounds and an inserted window. Interior: a chamfered quoined Tudor-arched
doorway into housebody (central room) which has a large arched fireplace
(hidden), stop-chamfered spine-beams and a partition in the position of
a heck screen. The initials 'IT' may stand for a member of the Taylor family
- Norland Hall (qv) was refronted in 1672 by Joseph Taylor and Upper Hall,
Norland (qv) was built in 1690 by John Taylor of Norland Hall.
L Ambler The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire.
Listing NGR: SE0657523304
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