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New Hey Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WJ3PC+RP

Entry Name: New Hey Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 July 1985

Last Amended: 11 August 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420017

Location: Colne Valley, Kirklees, HD3

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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(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.

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

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