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Lofthouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Harewood, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8829 / 53°52'58"N

Longitude: -1.5012 / 1°30'4"W

OS Eastings: 432886

OS Northings: 443085

OS Grid: SE328430

Mapcode National: GBR KRYJ.ST

Mapcode Global: WHC90.XNBN

Plus Code: 9C5WVFMX+5G

Entry Name: Lofthouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425459

Location: Harewood, Leeds, LS17

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Harewood

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bardsey All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE34SE LS17 (north side, off)

6/162 Lofthouse Farmhouse


Farmhouse, flanking pavilions and link walls. c1755 probably by John Carr for
Edwin Lascelles, 1st Lord Harewood. Punch-dressed stone, stone slate roofs.
Symmetrical composition: central 2-storey 3-bay house, the central bay 3 storeys
and breaking forward, flanked by walls linking to 1-storey 1-bay pavilions. Quoins.
House: central bay has 3-light flat-faced mullioned window with plain-stone
surround and slightly recessed mullions to each floor, that to ground floor has
central light altered to doorway with monolithic jambs approached up a short
flight of stone steps. Hipped roof with stack-to ridge. Flanking bays have 2-light
window to each floor. Hipped roofs. Link walls have ashlar coping. Pavilions
each have small blind window with plain-stone surround with small oculus, partly
blocked, above. Pyramidal roofs. Rear: central bay of house has 3-light window
to each floor. Walls to pavilions had lean-to roofs, one altered to garage, the
other gone.

Interior: kitchen, to rear, has stop-chamfered soft wood spine-beam and floor joists.
Central room has fireplace with monolithic jambs and basket-arched lintel.

Designed as an eye-catcher from the C18 main entrance to Gawthorp Hall and
Harewood House (q.v.): "Lofthouse Farm facing the gate was built in a style to
emulate the house", J. M. Robinson, "In Pursuit of Excellence", Country Life,
June 28, 1979 pp2113-2115.

Listing NGR: SE3288643085

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