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Old Edge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heptonstall, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7595 / 53°45'34"N

Longitude: -2.0676 / 2°4'3"W

OS Eastings: 395639

OS Northings: 429243

OS Grid: SD956292

Mapcode National: GBR GS0Z.51

Mapcode Global: WHB86.6RPR

Plus Code: 9C5VQW5J+RX

Entry Name: Old Edge

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423051

Location: Heptonstall, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Heptonstall

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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- II*

House, substantial remains of early C16 timber-framed open hall encased in stone
early C17 with added porch dated 1676, restored with some rebuilding c.1975.
Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 3-room through passage plan
with rear kitchen wing. Double chamfered mullioned windows to ground floor with
continuous hoodmould over, single chamfered windows to 1st floor. 5-light
window, long hall window of 6 and 5 lights, 1st floor has 2 windows of 3 lights.
2-storey gabled porch with kneelers, coping and crocketed finial to apex. Broad
doorway with segmental arched lintel inscribed "PEACE BE WITHIN THY GATE" has
16 76
hoodmould and cyma moulded surround. Over is double chamfered mullioned stepped
window of 3 lights. 6-light window to service end with one of 4 lights over.
Left hand return wall has 6-light window to ground floor and 4-light window to
1st floor. Right hand return wall has 6-light window with same over to 1st
floor. Rear has 3-light window to left of through passage doorway with straight
lintel and chamfered surround. Wing breaks forward with gable stack. East face
has 3-light chamfered mullioned window with same over to 1st floor. 2 stacks to
ridge; one backs on to through passage.
Interior: Doorway into service end from through passage has Tudor arched lintel
with cyma moulded surround. Service room has segmental arched fireplace with
moulded shelf. Hall open to roof with rich display of early C16 woodwork.
Closing trusses to east and west of hall have king posts with vertical struts.
Hall of 2 bays with central king-post truss (with angle struts) braced to
diamond set ridge. Tie-beam has mortices for earlier posts and braces. East
truss of hall has top of post with jowelled head the soffit of tie-beam grooved
for plank and muntin panelling which survives in part with triple-reeded edges.
In the C17 a fine fireplace was inserted with broad segmental arch carried on
skewbacks with cyma moulded surround surmounted by boldly projecting shelf. To
north, king-post truss with 8 "V" struts to carry roof of rear wing, which has
fireplace with segmental arched lintel carried on corbelled jambs to each floor.
To rear of parlour is small room entered through doorway with ogee lintel.
C.F. Stell, p.77-9, 235-7, 242, 289, 291.

Listing NGR: SD9563929243

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