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16, Hill Top Fold

A Grade II Listed Building in Huddersfield, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.625 / 53°37'29"N

Longitude: -1.8816 / 1°52'53"W

OS Eastings: 407928

OS Northings: 414279

OS Grid: SE079142

Mapcode National: GBR HV9J.F8

Mapcode Global: WHCB6.248V

Entry Name: 16, Hill Top Fold

Listing Date: 11 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409932

Location: Kirklees, HD7

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Built-Up Area: Huddersfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Slaithwaite with East Scammonden St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

No 16

- II

Farmer yeoman house. Dated 1685, altered. Built for Aeneas & Elizabeth
Bothomley, incorporating some earlier timber work. Thinly coursed rubble with
quoins. Stone slate roof (turned). The roof of the projecting parlour wing to
left, was turned through 90° c.1800 and is now parallel to the main range. Two
storeys. Although the house was divided in the C19 the original plan form can
be clearly seen. A through passage with lower end to right and house body to
left with fireplace backing onto passage. To the left of the house body is the
parlour, now divided and to the rear is a slightly later kitchen wing. The
passage doorway is arched and has chamfered surround. The lintel is inscribed
AE EB 1685. To the left is a 2-light fire window and the 6-light hall window
with king mullion, both double chamfered. One 4-light and two 2-light cham-
fered windows to 1st floor. The windows to the lower end to the right of the
doorway have been replaced by windows from another house of similar date: two
4-light and one 2-light window all double chamfered. The latter being in the
place of an early doorway leading directly into the lower end chamber. An ogee
headed window at the rear of this end is also a replacement. The windows to
the parlour wing are double chamfered: 5-light to the ground floor and 4-light
to the 1st floor. The kitchen wing has one 5-light window to each floor,
double chamfered to the ground floor and single chamfered to the 1st floor, the
latter having new mullions and lintel. The interior retains much original
timberwork including reed-moulded joists and arched and pegged door frames.
One door survives and has 3 round arched panels, this is between the house body
and the parlour. The spine beams in the house body are scarf-jointed at the
point where a bressummer would have been and there is clear evidence of a
fire-hood. This is believed to be the only surviving and intact example of C17
yeoman house in the Colne Valley. It was the home of the Rev Robert Meeke from
1689-1724. Documentation relating to the house and its owners include:
Inventory of Edmund Bothomley 1668, Inventory of will of Edmund Bothomley 1780.
Numerous references to the Bothomley family in Slaithwaite Court Rolls.
Column Giles. Report for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) )
West Yorkshire survey. June 1981.

Listing NGR: SE0792814279

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