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Hawksworth Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hawksworth, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8712 / 53°52'16"N

Longitude: -1.7444 / 1°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 416903

OS Northings: 441692

OS Grid: SE169416

Mapcode National: GBR JR8P.41

Mapcode Global: WHC8X.5YLN

Entry Name: Hawksworth Hall

Listing Date: 19 October 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251067

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433659

Location: Leeds, LS20

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Guiseley and Rawdon

Built-Up Area: Hawksworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Guiseley St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

AIREBOROUGH HAWKSWORTH LANE
SE 14 SE
LS 20 (north side)
Guiseley
4/51 Hawksworth Hall
19.10.1962
- II*

Large house, now residential school. Built by the Hawksworth family,
probably in the early C16, with large additions in mid to later C17,
alterations in C18; dated 1611 internally and 1664 on chimney of east wing,
with re-located datestone "1669" in kitchen to rear of this wing. Coursed
dressed sandstone (coursed squared rubble at rear), stone slate roofs.
Composite plan, comprising original hall-and-cross-wings house on east-west
axis, with added hall-range on same axis to the east, and 2 crosswings to
east end of this. Two storeys; long and irregular facade with original east
crosswing (now slightly left of centre), altered as porch and entrance hall;
left of this the surviving features of the original hall range are a recessed
mullioned window of 5 round-headed lights at 1st floor, and a 2-storey gabled
bay (or oriel) in the angle with the west wing; this bay has dripmoulds on
2 levels, remains of pilasters at ground floor (C18 window between these), at
1st floor a transomed 5-light window with round-headed upper lights, and
ridge gable coping with kneelers and an apex finial. The additions to the
right are a longer hall range flush with the unequally-gabled 2 east wings,
which have gable coping with kneelers, (that to inner ridged). The
principal C18 alterations are the addition of a 2-storey canted bay to the
front of the west wing, with a hipped roof; a pedimented doorway to the
former east wing, with cornice on scrolled brackets run out over side
windows; and vertical rectangular windows with moulded architraves, that over
the door with a cornice over it, mostly 16-pane sashes, but those on the
outer east wing cross-windows with arched lights (probably C19). The masonry
of the main range incoporates the jambs of some former windows. The return
wall of the west wing has a large external chimney stack. The return wall of
the east wing, which is longer, has blocked former windows on 3 levels
towards the front, a high chamfered plinth interrupted by later openings, and
at 1st floor of the further end two 3-light mullioned windows with
round-headed lights. The rear has, inter alia, a large external chimney
stack towards the west end of the original hall, a tripartite stair window in
the gable of the original east wing, and multiple-light mullioned windows at
1st floor beneath the eaves on either side of this.

Interior; principal feature of interest is Great Chamber at 1st floor of
original hall which has a segmental-vaulted ceiling with elaborate moulded
plaster geometric decoration of squares and diamonds with vine pattern and
central pendant, the tympanum at the west end containing the royal coat of
arms and that at the east end the Hawksworth arms and date 1611, the arms
flanked respectively by figures of Temperancia, Fortitudo, Prudentia and
Iustitia; cornice and frieze with griffons and masks, muntin-and-rail
panelling; and a large moulded Tudor-arched stone fireplace in the rear wall,
with wooden surround of fluted pliasters and arcaded overmantel. In the east
wing, C17 panelling in several rooms and contemporary staircase; in entrance
hall, C18 open-well staircase with open string and 2 balusters per tread;
various panelled doors with shouldered architraves.

References: RCHM West Yorks, pp64, 73, 96, and 198, RCHM Report in West Yorks
Arch. Unit, Wakefield.


Listing NGR: SE1690341692

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

Description

AIREBOROUGH HAWKSWORTH LANE
SE 14 SE
LS 20 (north side)
Guiseley
4/51 Hawksworth Hall
19.10.1962
- II*

Large house, now residential school. Built by the Hawksworth family,
probably in the early C16, with large additions in mid to later C17,
alterations in C18; dated 1611 internally and 1664 on chimney of east wing,
with re-located datestone "1669" in kitchen to rear of this wing. Coursed
dressed sandstone (coursed squared rubble at rear), stone slate roofs.
Composite plan, comprising original hall-and-cross-wings house on east-west
axis, with added hall-range on same axis to the east, and 2 crosswings to
east end of this. Two storeys; long and irregular facade with original east
crosswing (now slightly left of centre), altered as porch and entrance hall;
left of this the surviving features of the original hall range are a recessed
mullioned window of 5 round-headed lights at 1st floor, and a 2-storey gabled
bay (or oriel) in the angle with the west wing; this bay has dripmoulds on
2 levels, remains of pilasters at ground floor (C18 window between these), at
1st floor a transomed 5-light window with round-headed upper lights, and
ridge gable coping with kneelers and an apex finial. The additions to the
right are a longer hall range flush with the unequally-gabled 2 east wings,
which have gable coping with kneelers, (that to inner ridged). The
principal C18 alterations are the addition of a 2-storey canted bay to the
front of the west wing, with a hipped roof; a pedimented doorway to the
former east wing, with cornice on scrolled brackets run out over side
windows; and vertical rectangular windows with moulded architraves, that over
the door with a cornice over it, mostly 16-pane sashes, but those on the
outer east wing cross-windows with arched lights (probably C19). The masonry
of the main range incoporates the jambs of some former windows. The return
wall of the west wing has a large external chimney stack. The return wall of
the east wing, which is longer, has blocked former windows on 3 levels
towards the front, a high chamfered plinth interrupted by later openings, and
at 1st floor of the further end two 3-light mullioned windows with
round-headed lights. The rear has, inter alia, a large external chimney
stack towards the west end of the original hall, a tripartite stair window in
the gable of the original east wing, and multiple-light mullioned windows at
1st floor beneath the eaves on either side of this.

Interior; principal feature of interest is Great Chamber at 1st floor of
original hall which has a segmental-vaulted ceiling with elaborate moulded
plaster geometric decoration of squares and diamonds with vine pattern and
central pendant, the tympanum at the west end containing the royal coat of
arms and that at the east end the Hawksworth arms and date 1611, the arms
flanked respectively by figures of Temperancia, Fortitudo, Prudentia and
Iustitia; cornice and frieze with griffons and masks, muntin-and-rail
panelling; and a large moulded Tudor-arched stone fireplace in the rear wall,
with wooden surround of fluted pliasters and arcaded overmantel. In the east
wing, C17 panelling in several rooms and contemporary staircase; in entrance
hall, C18 open-well staircase with open string and 2 balusters per tread;
various panelled doors with shouldered architraves.

References: RCHM West Yorks, pp64, 73, 96, and 198, RCHM Report in West Yorks
Arch. Unit, Wakefield.


Listing NGR: SE1690341692

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