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Sportsman Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Halifax, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7235 / 53°43'24"N

Longitude: -1.8624 / 1°51'44"W

OS Eastings: 409176

OS Northings: 425240

OS Grid: SE091252

Mapcode National: GBR HTFC.LZ

Mapcode Global: WHC9M.CNCV

Plus Code: 9C5WP4FQ+92

Entry Name: Sportsman Inn

Listing Date: 1 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 448964

Location: Town, Calderdale, HX1

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Town

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Halifax Holy Trinity and St Judes

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side)
Nos. 48 AND 50
Sportsman Inn
Public house. Early C18, refronted 1904. By W H D Horsfall for Thomas Ramsden & Sons.
Ashlar; slate roof Baroque Revival style. 2 storeys, 4 windows. Rusticated pilasters at ends
have dated cartouches on low cornices. Entrance in second bay has block rustication to
pilasters supporting segmental pediment, the left part of the space below blocked with stone
plinth and mosaic panel with SPORTSMAN HOTEL in art nouveau decorative frame,
below obscured glass light on shaped sill; to right of this Doric pilasters with entasis frame
steps up to double panelled doors; pediment contains high relief painted panel showing
gundog and kneeling huntsman aiming rifle, among trees. Single window to left of door and
two to right recessed on plinths, with mullions and transoms in segmental headed surrounds
with sill string, impost string and moulded heads with multiple keys. Cornice breaks to
enclose entrance pediment and breaks forward over end pilasters. First floor windows have
mullions and transoms in lugged and shouldered architraves on bracketed sill string; triple
keys step up to top entablature which breaks forward slightly over central bay, defined by
rusticated pilasters. Modillioned cornice runs across front gable over entrance with round-
headed window and prominent eaves; flat stone coping of gable rises blocking course over
entablature. Other bays have flat-headed 3-light dormers. late C20 lighting fittings on first
floor; rectangular neon strip around window, and floodlights on fascia.
Rear front rendered and painted, has irregular fenestration and raised quoins. Off-centre
doorway and windows with raised plain ashlar surrounds, those to the right paired.
Interior, has lobby with mosaic floor, brightly coloured faience wall panels, panelled inner
doors. Space divided into several small rooms with panelling, stained glass, ribbed ceilings
with varnished paper. lounge to right of entrance has oak panelling and original fitted seats.

Listing NGR: SE0917625240

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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