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Latitude: 53.6449 / 53°38'41"N
Longitude: -1.7556 / 1°45'20"W
OS Eastings: 416254
OS Northings: 416512
OS Grid: SE162165
Mapcode National: GBR JV59.Q4
Mapcode Global: WHCB2.0N84
Entry Name: Ravensknowle Hall
Listing Date: 29 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1223871
English Heritage Legacy ID: 419747
Location: Kirklees, HD5
Electoral Ward/Division: Almondbury
Built-Up Area: Huddersfield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kirkheaton St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 1616 35/1331
1859-62. Architect Richard Tress of London. Ashlar. Hipped slate roof.
2 storeys and attics. Deeply projecting cornice on double scrolled consoles,
attic windows fitting between the consoles. String below consoles. Moulded
cornice at 1st floor sill level, sills projecting on tapering brackets. String
below brackets. Ground floor horizontally rusticated. Corners project slightly.
1st floor windows are round-arched, have plain raised frames and foliage capitals
at impost level, with ornament at apexes; one to right is tripartite, one to
left single. Ground floor windows have moulded embrasures, the 3 to right
are oblong, the one to left is Venetian. Central 2-storey loggia: ground floor
has Doric colonnade, with round-arched doorway (doors with moulded panels and
fanlight) and 2 round-arched windows behind: 1st floor has arcade with foliate
capitals and with oculi and foliage ornament above, 3 round-arched windows
Other elevations have similar detailing. East side has 4 windows on 1st floor.
Ground floor has one Venetian window and semi-circular bay with arched French
windows, foliage carved in spandrels, on capitals and in panels at bases of
columns. Rear has recessed centre with one enormous round-arched staircase
window with turned mullions. This one leads into an enormous conservatory,
which has since been replaced by a one storey modern extension. Side bays
have one window range each ground floor window is round-arched and has projecting
moulded frame on elaborately carved corbels.
West side has 2-storey extension with simpler detailing: windows to front have
simpler concave moulding, round-arched on 1st floor, and segment-headed with
keystones on ground floor; at back 1st floor windows are unmoulded, ground
floor ones have moulded frames with cornices. Distinctive chimneys: 2 in main
block have 2 arches with foliage band at impost level and cornicing at top.
One in extension has foliage band at cornice level.
Steps to front door flanked by dwarf walls with elaborate cast iron torcheres.
Cast iron railings to ground floor loggia.
Very impressive interiors with fine foliage moulding in stucco throughout.
Circular vaulted porch. Galleried hall: staircase rising behind triple arcade:
good cast iron balustrades to staircase and gallery: coved ceiling, top-lit
good marble chimneypiece.
Listing NGR: SE1625416512
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