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2-16, Machpelah

A Grade II Listed Building in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7399 / 53°44'23"N

Longitude: -2.009 / 2°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 399500

OS Northings: 427054

OS Grid: SD995270

Mapcode National: GBR GTD6.V3

Mapcode Global: WHB8F.38L8

Entry Name: 2-16, Machpelah

Listing Date: 21 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229665

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404458

Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Hebden Royd

Built-Up Area: Hebden Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hebden Bridge St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Hebden Bridge

5/169 Nos. 2 to 16 (even)



Long row of terrace houses dating from 1805 to approximately 1820. Dressed
stone, stone slate roof. Nos. 12, 14 and 16 were built first for Rev. Richard
Fawcett of Ewood Hall and are of 3 storeys. Quoins mark the division between
Nos. 8 and l0 which were added on to No. 12 with a passage between to Machpelah
Yard (q.v.) at the rear. Set back and with lower roof line are Nos. 2 to 8
which are 2 storeys. 3-storey range has tall doorways with tie-stone jambs and
large 2-light sashed windows with plain stone surrounds and projecting sill to
each floor (plain glazed sashes). Gutter brackets. Quoined angles to passage
entries. 2-storey range has similar doorways with wide single sashed windows
with plain stone surrounds and projecting sills. Moulded eaves cornice with
gutter brackets. Left hand return wall of 3 1/2 storeys with main feature of
impressive long windows to former fustian cutters workshop 3 lights and 14
lights with doorway set between approached up a long flight of cantilevered
stone stairs. Over is 15-light window, with central arched light, to attic.
Rear of 3-storey range has similar former workshops with long row of flat faced
mullioned windows. 8 stacks to ridge. The 1805 date is taken from the Guardian
Royal Exchange Fire Mark numbered 218779 which belongs to No. 12. This policy
was registered 29th September, 1805 when the houses belonging to Rev. Richard
Fawcett were described as "4 houses at present empty", presumably of recent
construction. This terrace represents an interesting industrial and integral
residential development built by the son of Dr. John Fawcett whose house at
Machpelah was constructed at the same time. Dr. Fawcett had written several
tracts condemning the factory system and child labour and he was very concerned
with the conditions of the workers and was involved in social reform.
Illustrated in Calder Civic Trust, Hebden Bridge Trail, (Bolton, no date) p.23.

Listing NGR: SD9950027054

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