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Latitude: 53.7621 / 53°45'43"N
Longitude: -2.0506 / 2°3'2"W
OS Eastings: 396761
OS Northings: 429526
OS Grid: SD967295
Mapcode National: GBR GS3Y.V4
Mapcode Global: WHB86.GPRS
Entry Name: Bent Head
Listing Date: 12 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226688
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424101
Location: Heptonstall, Calderdale, HX7
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
SD 92NE HEPTONSTALL C.P. WIDDOP ROAD
SD 967295 Heptonstall
7/165 Bent Head
House, early C17. Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Front
with single aisle to rear. 3-room through-passage plan. Ground floor windows
are double chamfered mullioned, 1st floor windows have single chamfer. 2-light
window with 3-light window over; simple gabled porch with coping and kneelers
with chamfered surround, probably added early C18, protects doorway with cyma
moulded surround; 3-light fire-window, 2-light window over, 6-light window with
king mullion to housebody, 3-light window over; 5-light window to parlour, 4-
light window over to 1st floor. Right hand return wall has 3-light window to
rear aisle and 3-light window with arched lights with sunken spandrels to 1st
floor. Coped gable with kneelers and stack. 2 other stacks to ridge. One
backs onto through passage. Rear has 2 windows of 2 lights with cavetto moulded
surrounds and mullions. Through-passage doorway has deep stop chamfered
surround. 4-light chamfered mullioned window to 1st floor of service end.
Interior: Doorway leads directly into service end possibly formerly separated
by a panelled screen. Housebody his oak panelled firescreen, moulded bressumer
and heckpost which continues to tie-beam of king-post truss with diamond set
ridge, reeded spine beams and floor joists; stone segmental arched fireplace
with large skewbacks and stop chamfered surround. A fine example of a yeoman
clothier's house which retains its fenestration and perhaps the best example of
a bressumer which has a charm wedged in the joint of the heckpost known locally
as a witch post. C.F. Stell, p.95, 261, 327, 328.
Listing NGR: SD9676129526
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