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Latitude: 53.637 / 53°38'13"N
Longitude: -1.9282 / 1°55'41"W
OS Eastings: 404842
OS Northings: 415612
OS Grid: SE048156
Mapcode National: GBR GVZC.BZ
Mapcode Global: WHB8V.CV15
Entry Name: New Hey Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 July 1985
Last Amended: 11 August 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1224249
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420017
Location: Kirklees, HD3
Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
NEW HEY FARMHOUSE
(Formerly listed as:
C17. Farmhouse, now residential activity centre.
MATERIALS: Hammer dressed millstone grit.
Millstone grit quoins. Very large plinthstones. Pitched stone slate roof. Millstone grit ridge. Chamfered copings. Moulded footstones. Ashlar stack with strings and chamfered coping and water tabling. Two storeys.
North East elevation: Ground floor: entrance with stone surround (later). Former original entrance with millstone grit lintel, chamfered reveals and large quoins (part blocked) and part of three-light stone mullioned window (double chamfered). Two six-light stone mullioned windows (double chamfered). First floor: one four-light stone mullioned window (chamfered); one three-light stone mullioned window(chamfered); one two-light stone mullioned window (chamfered).
South East gable: Ground floor: entrance with stone surround (later); one two-light stone mullioned window (chamfered). First floor: two openings (possibly former two light windows).
North West gable: Ground floor: one single light with chamfered stone surround; one two-light window with chamfered stone mullion.
Original crude truss with collar missing.
New Hey farmhouse and barn date from at least 1693 (the date on a datestone on the barn), the land being farmed by the Holdsworth family for many years before it was taken over by the Water Authority during construction of Scammonden Dam in the 1960s. The farm was included in the lease of Scammonden Water Sailing Club in the 1960s but was disused until being taken over by the District Scout Council and converted to a residential outdoor centre.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
New Hey Farmhouse is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* The farm dates to the late C17
* Although the farmhouse has been converted for use by activity groups it survives relatively intact and retains a number of original features, such as roof trusses, plinthstones, and mullioned windows
* The farmhouse has group value with the associated barn to the North West (qv)
Grid Reference: SE 04842 15612
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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