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Latitude: 53.7298 / 53°43'47"N
Longitude: -1.9554 / 1°57'19"W
OS Eastings: 403037
OS Northings: 425930
OS Grid: SE030259
Mapcode National: GBR GTS9.GQ
Mapcode Global: WHB8F.YJ01
Entry Name: Brearley Hall
Listing Date: 19 July 1963
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1229035
English Heritage Legacy ID: 403792
Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX2
Civil Parish: Hebden Royd
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 02NW HEBDEN ROYD C.P. (off) BURNLEY ROAD, (north side)
SE 030259 Luddendenfoot, Halifax
2/63 Brearley Hall
Important 'gentry' house, late C16, encasing of earlier timber-framed building.
Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Hall-and-cross-wings plan "H"
shaped with 2-storey gabled porch next to east wing which is under a 2-span
roof. All are double chamfered mullioned windows with hoodmoulds with straight
returns. All gables are coped with kneelers and crocketed finials. West wing
has 5-light window (with replaced mullions) with 7-light window over to 1st
floor. In the right hand return wall is clear break indicating the front of the
house was brought forward. Full-height hall has 8-light mullioned and transomed
window partly broken through to form a door. Porch breaks forward, has tall
open doorway with Tudor arched lintel and moulded surround. Over, to 1st floor
is a single-light previously a 2-light window. East wing breaks forward and has
5-light window set inside the surround of larger original window. Over, to 1st
floor, 7-light window, 2-light window in extra added cell with same over to 1st
floor. 5 stacks, one backing onto through passage. Left hand return wall has 3
double chamfered mullioned windows to ground floor of 5 lights, 3 lights and 3
lights with hoodmoulds one of which has label stop initialled "R F". 1st floor
has 5-light and 2-light windows. Rear has double chamfered mullioned window of
5 lights to hall gallery. Through passage doorway has depressed Tudor arched
lintel with moulded surround blocked to form 5-light Gothic window in projecting
2-storey gabled porch. 7-light flat faced mullioned windows with 3-light window
over. 4-light double chamfered mullioned window to gable of east wing.
Interior: Open hall with 2 vertical wall-posts from timber-framed building
either side of the truss. Sling-brace roof of uncommon type, having principal
rafters resting on spurs connected to the wall-posts tied to large curved braces
which rise out of the wall at 1st floor level. The other known examples of
this type of truss with an open hall in West Yorkshire are at Woodsome Hall,
Farnley Tyas, (Kirklees District); Liley Hall, Mirfield (Kirklees District).
One example is known in North Yorkshire at the Ark at Tadcaster. Hall has
fireplace with carved oak surround constructed from C15 Gothic pierced panels.
Parlour has carved overmantel inscribed " T S 1 7 ". Illustrated in
S S 0 7
A. Comfort, Ancient Halls in and about Halifax, (1913) p.24. C. F. Stell, p.47,
48, 143, 225, 226. L. Ambler, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire (London
1913), p.72. ________________
Listing NGR: SE0303725929
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