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Latitude: 53.7325 / 53°43'57"N
Longitude: -1.8633 / 1°51'48"W
OS Eastings: 409112
OS Northings: 426244
OS Grid: SE091262
Mapcode National: GBR HTF8.DQ
Mapcode Global: WHC9M.BFYY
Plus Code: 9C5WP4MP+2M
Entry Name: Bankfield Museum and Screen Wall to Forecourt
Listing Date: 3 November 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1211183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338635
Location: Calderdale, HX3
Electoral Ward/Division: Town
Built-Up Area: Halifax
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Halifax The Minster Church of St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/02/2012
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Bankfield Museum and
Screen wall to forecourt
1857 and 67 (?). Stone mansion of irregular, extended form. 2 main storeys
above a basement. Eaves to hipped, slated roof. Italianate C14/C15 character
especially to later main entrance block. This has an exposed, rusticated basement with a carriage porch (now enclosed). Arcading to 2 upper storeys. Behind rises low belvedere tower lighting staircase. West and south sides and 2 storeys with arcaded loggias etc now partly altered. Screen wall to east of forecourt with bowed centre.
Interior of main block of considerable interest through much obscured by temporary fittings. Good entrance stair of marble leads up to main, top-lit, hall both with painted decoration, Other rooms apparently of some quality but now with partitions and false ceilings etc.
Bankfield was built for Col Akroyd whose mills and model village of Akroydon
lie on the west side of Boothtown Road.
Listing NGR: SE0911226244
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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