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Latitude: 53.7624 / 53°45'44"N
Longitude: -2.0465 / 2°2'47"W
OS Eastings: 397033
OS Northings: 429562
OS Grid: SD970295
Mapcode National: GBR GS4Y.R0
Mapcode Global: WHB86.JPQJ
Entry Name: Greenwood Lee
Listing Date: 1 November 1961
Last Amended: 1 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226793
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424102
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 970295 Heptonstall
7/166 Greenwood Lee
Large yeoman clothier's house, porch dated 1712. It is likely that the whole
house is of this date. Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 3-
room through-passage plan with F-shape to front and T-shape to rear with kitchen
wing at right angles to hall. All ground floor windows are deeply chamfered
with cavetto mullions and arched lights and sunken spandrels. 5-light window to
service end, 6-light flat-faced mullioned window over; gabled porch with
copings, kneelers and carved pineapple finials, weathered plinth, scrolled
plinth to doorway with richly moulded architrave (now forms 2-light window),
date plaque over inscribed " R G S " Porch chamber has double
chamfered mullioned and transomed stepped window of 3 over 5 lights, hoodmould
with decorative stops. 7-light window to housebody, over to 1st floor 2-light
flat faced mullioned window to left of 6-light double chamfered mullioned
window. Glass and wood porch, early C20, protects inserted doorway. Parlour
wing breaks forward, plinth, 5-light window with 5-light double chamfered
mullioned window over to 1st floor. Coped gable with kneelers and ball finials.
Right hand return wall of wing has extruded stack with rainwater spouts to
either side to right of 6-light chamfered mullioned window with one of 4 lights
over to 1st floor. Large extruded stack to rear gable of wing. Rear kitchen
wing has coped gable with kneelers and ball finials; 7-light and 2-light
chamfered mullioned windows with arched lights, sunken spandrels and cavetto
mullions, 6-light double chamfered mullioned window over to 1st floor. Rear of
service end has doorway with deeply roll moulded surround; 2-light flat faced
mullioned window over; 3-light cavetto moulded mullion window with 5-light
window over with arched lights and sunken spandrels. 3 stacks to ridge.
Interior: Housebody has wide segmental arched fireplace with cyma moulded
surround and scrolled stops. Open-string staircase in entrance hall has risers
treated as imposts and paired turned balusters to each riser. Similar copy in
housebody. Parlour has elaborate Victorian marble fireplace and moulded plaster
ceiling. Chamber over has coved plaster ceiling. Porch chamber has original
fireplace with stop chamfered surround. Divided from the service end probably
c.1780 is narrow full height space formerly to house waterwheel with sunken pit
and overflow/channel, now cellar. This was, it is thought, used to power
textile machinery used in the 1st floor adjacent room. Rear wing has wide
segmental arched fireplace with large skewbacks and cyma moulded surround. This
is perhaps the latest of the C17 type of clothier's residences in the Upper
Calder Valley exhibiting an F-plan and the only known house in the area which
had its own waterwheel. C.F. Stell, p.66, 67, 250, 276, 289, 301.
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding (1979) p.631.
Listing NGR: SD9703329562
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