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Latitude: 53.7588 / 53°45'31"N
Longitude: -2.0078 / 2°0'27"W
OS Eastings: 399584
OS Northings: 429157
OS Grid: SD995291
Mapcode National: GBR GSFZ.3B
Mapcode Global: WHB87.4S5B
Entry Name: Akroyd Farm Cottage akroyd Farmhouse
Listing Date: 1 November 1966
Last Amended: 12 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226935
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424315
Location: Wadsworth, Calderdale, HX7
Civil Parish: Wadsworth
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Hebden Bridge St James
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SD 92NE WADSWORTH C.P. AKROYD LANE
SD 995291 Pecket Well
7/182 Akroyd Farmhouse and
Akroyd Farm Cottage
1.11.66 (formerly listed as Akroyd)
House, late C16 cross-wing attached to late C17 hall range replacing an earlier
timber-framed single storey hall evidence of which still survives. Large
dressed stone to wing, smaller coursed stone to hall range. 2 storeys. 3-room
through-passage plan. T-shaped. Service end has 6-light double chamfered
mullioned window with 3-light chamfered mullioned window over to 1st floor.
Tudor arched doorway has notches taken out of corners of lintel possibly to
support timber frame and may be earlier. Housebody has 9-light double chamfered
mullioned windows with 4-light chamfered mullioned window over to 1st floor.
Some stone gutter brackets. Wing breaks forward and has small chamfered light
set in the side wall of wing to 1st floor. South front has double chamfered
mullioned windows with ovolo moulded mullions and inner surround. 6-light
window with king mullion. Hoodmould with straight return. 5-light window over
to 1st floor. Drip mould, over which is small chamfered light to apex. Coped
gable with kneelers and crocketed finial to apex (replacement). Inserted C19
doorway to right of ground floor window has monolithic jambs and oak plank door
set in Tudor arched frame. Left hand return wall of service end, has 2-light
window at mezzanine level. Rear has 6-light window to wing with 3 mullions
removed, hoodmould. 4-light window over to 1st floor. Hoodmould. Small
chamfered light to apex, (blocked). Coped gable with kneelers and fine
crocketed finial a replacement from the demolished White Hall, Ovenden, Halifax.
Single storey outshut under catslide roof with main range is late C18 over
inserted cellar, but may replace earlier aisle. 4-light window lacks 2
mullions. Set back is main range with through-passage doorway with monolithic
lintel and chamfered surround, small light over. Right hand return wall has
double chamfered mullioned windows with plain chamfered mullions of 3 lights to
ground floor and same over to 1st floor which has to either side 2-light window.
All windows to front and nearly all to wing have small paned leaded lights with
metal casement openers. Large stack to hall range backs on to through-passage.
One other stack to ridge of wing though it had a lateral extruded stack now
Interior: Housebody has 4 painted glass panels thought to be C16, one has
initials "A E", another an elaborate merchants mark and 2 heraldic. To dais
end of hall 2 fine Tudor arched doorways with deeply sunken spandrels and richly
moulded surround. Roof line of earlier single storey building on wing wall.
Many re-used timbers with ½ lap joints indicate it may have had a cruck framed
hall. Wing has finest carved ceiling in the Upper Calder Valley with finely
reeded spine beam, floor joists and head beam to panelled wall with board and
muntin panelling in which is set oak Tudor arched doorway. Some panelling over
to 1st floor set in soffit of tie-beam of open king-post truss with 14 "V"
struts. Stop chamfered purlins. A fine example of a yeoman clothiers house
with a classic through-passage and hall-and-cross-wing plan. C.F. Stell, p.60,
Listing NGR: SD9958429157
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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