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Calder and Hebble Navigation, Canal Warehouse and Integral House at Elland Wharf Approximately 100 Metres of Elland Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Elland, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.6893 / 53°41'21"N

Longitude: -1.8391 / 1°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 410723

OS Northings: 421436

OS Grid: SE107214

Mapcode National: GBR HTLS.M7

Mapcode Global: WHC9T.QJFL

Plus Code: 9C5WM5Q6+P9

Entry Name: Calder and Hebble Navigation, Canal Warehouse and Integral House at Elland Wharf Approximately 100 Metres of Elland Bridge

Listing Date: 18 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338567

ID on this website: 101247996

Location: Elland, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX5

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Elland

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Elland

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Elland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 107214 Canal warehouse and integral
house at Elland Wharf approx.
2/143 l00 m east of Elland Bridge


Canal warehouse and integral house. c. 1820 wing and house, extended after 1837
(Goodchild). Hammer-dressed stone, ashlar-dressings, stone slate roof. L-shaped
with 3-bay gabled wing attached to left of 5-bay main range which contains wet-dock.
2 storeys with attic to wing. North-west elevation fronts canal. Wing, to left,
has plinth; central taking-in door with monolithic jambs flanked by square window
with same above, those to 1st floor retain small-pane glazing; attic has smaller
taking-in door partly obscured by board/sign with cat-head above set in apex.
Ridge stack. Set back, main range: symmetrical, has to both floors basket-arched
opening (that to ground floor blocked) flanked by 2 bays of windows with projecting
sills and wedge-shaped lintels.

Rear: main range similarly fenestrated as front (both openings unblocked), that
to 1st floor has metal cat-head with side braces. To right end, and set back,
house forming the rear of the warehouse wing: 2 storeys and attic, 3 1st floor
windows; central doorway with fanlight has window above with stone surrounds; to
left segmental bay has 3-light window with single light above; lunette to coped
gable; to right break in stonework indicating added bay with single light window
to each floor. Right-hand return of main-range, has large opening having basket-
arch with voussoirs and skew backs that to left forming a quoin; to right 2 small
windows, one altered to doorway, with 2 to lst floor all with wedge-shaped lintels;
coped gable with kneelers and apex stone.

Interior: main-range, the northern half of the ground-floor is occupied with a wet-
dock U-shaped to the east end with a dry landing for unloading, occupying the
southern half. 5-bay roof with fish-bone king-post roof with additional bracing
to support 3 purlins to each roof-pitch. Wing has queen-post roof with additional
bracing similarly supporting 3 purlins.

The house was originally occupied by the resident foreman and yard master. That
a warehouse existed before 1822 is evidenced by an extract taken- from the Calder
and Hebble's minute book:- 'Elland. 1822. Mr Savile land to be bought for the
enlargement of the warehouse'. A resolution was passed in 1824 that the warehouse
was 'to be enlarged' but was deferred. In 1834 a 'shed' was to 'be erected for
shoddy' and 'the new shed is to be flagged'. In 1836 the warehouse was to be
enlarged and another order was made for its enlargement in 1837. It would seem
likely that the wet-dock warehouse then post-dates 1837.

Index to the extracts from the minute books of the Calder and Hebble Navigation
Company 1758-1868. (1870). Wakefield Metropolitan District Library Headquarters,
John Goodchild Loan MSS - William Aldam MSS. Mentioned in J Goodchild, Broad Silver
(forthcoming publication by Wakefield Historical Publications).

Listing NGR: SE1072321436

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