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Field Head

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blackshaw, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7536 / 53°45'13"N

Longitude: -2.0715 / 2°4'17"W

OS Eastings: 395385

OS Northings: 428585

OS Grid: SD953285

Mapcode National: GBR FTZ1.B5

Mapcode Global: WHB86.4XV9

Plus Code: 9C5VQW3H+CC

Entry Name: Field Head

Listing Date: 12 December 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422744

Location: Blackshaw, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Blackshaw

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Heptonstall St Thomas a Becket and St Thomas the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SD 953286 Colden
7/33 Field Head

- II*

House, late C17 refronted and raised mid C18 with later C18 addition to the rear
and with added barn early C19 reusing late C17 cart entries. Hammer dressed
stone, ashlar to south front, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. South front has
plinth, moulded band, rusticated quoins, and eaves cornice with moulded
brackets. 7-bay facade. Windows have architrave and moulded sill. Set in 3rd
bay is doorway with architrave flanked by fluted pilasters, pulvinated frieze
and triangular pediment. Over is window with lugged architrave, dropped
keystone and cornice. Set between 1st and 2nd bay is double chamfered 2-light
mullioned window at basement level lighting cellar. Gables have moulded copings
which continue under the stack. One other stack to ridge. Left hand return
wall has roof line of earlier C17 house. Attached to rear at right angles is
lean-to with 2-light and 3-light double chamfered mullioned windows and 2-over-
3-light stepped window to 1st floor. This is attached to late C17 single cell
which has 5-light double chamfered mullioned window with king mullion (3 + 2)
and 6-light window over to 1st floor. Quoins mark later addition with 4-light
chamfered mullioned window to 1st floor. Large gable stack and one other.
Attached barn parallel to main range has segmental-arched cart entries with
large skewbacks and chamfered-surround with 2 and 3-light flat faced mullioned
windows to bay closest to house. Reroofed C19 with softwood fish-bone king-post
Interior: South-west front room has stone fireplace with architrave and broken
pediment, dado panelling, 6-panelled door. Central room has fireplace with
architrave and modillion cornice, and doorway (now forming cupboard) with double
doors and 6 fielded panels with arched heads set within moulded frame. Rear
room has C17 reeded ceiling beams and fireplace with segmental-arched lintel
with cyma moulded surround and moulded shelf. Chamber over this room has
similar smaller fireplace and window with panelled window surround and seat.
A house unique within the township in having a 'polite' Georgian facade yet not
symmetrical, the disposition of its rooms being dictated by the earlier C17
house which it replaced with one room to the west of a through-passage with 2
rooms to the east. There was a significant change of ownership in 1765 and it
is possible the house dates from this period.

Listing NGR: SD9538528585

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