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Bankfield Museum and Screen Wall to Forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Halifax, Calderdale

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Bankfield Museum and Screen Wall to Forecourt

Listing Date: 3 November 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338635

Location: Calderdale, HX3

County: Calderdale

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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/02/2012


SE 0926 SW 11/197
3.11.54
1164


BOOTHTOWN ROAD
(East Side)
Bankfield Museum and
Screen wall to forecourt


II


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.

Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/02/2012


SE 0926 SW 11/197
3.11.54
1164


BOOTHTOWN ROAD
(East Side)
Bankfield Museum and
Screen wall to forecourt


II


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

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