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Gatehouse to Castle Carr

A Grade II Listed Building in Wadsworth, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7673 / 53°46'2"N

Longitude: -1.9694 / 1°58'9"W

OS Eastings: 402115

OS Northings: 430103

OS Grid: SE021301

Mapcode National: GBR GSPW.F8

Mapcode Global: WHB87.QKDS

Plus Code: 9C5WQ28J+W6

Entry Name: Gatehouse to Castle Carr

Listing Date: 12 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425140

Location: Wadsworth, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Wadsworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Gatehouse to the demolished Castle Carr, dated 1860 for Joseph Priestley
Edwards. Rock faced stone, ashlar dressings, lacks roof. 3 storeys. Tall pile
in Castle style. West entrance has stilted arched entrance of 2 orders
retaining cast iron portcullis and gates of oak pierced with wrought iron
grilles. To the left extruded stack with many offsets rises above embattled
parapet with false machicolations. 2 arrowslits and 2-light double chamfered
mullioned window to 1st floor. To right clasping buttress with batter and
offsets. To either sides remains of stepped embattled walls with finely moulded
coping. Left hand return wall has corner stair tower which rises higher than
parapet. Arrowslits, circular hole possibly for clock. Romanesque colonnetted
windows to top stage. Rear has stilted arch and lower semi-circular inner arch
carried on corbels. Over is oriel window with cross-window and canted sides.
Corbels under bear date. This is surmounted by heraldic shield with greyhound
head and crown crest. To the right 6-light mullioned and transomed window with
2-light window over, both of which have hoodmoulds.

Listing NGR: SE0211530103

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