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Farm Building Known As Monks Refectory Approximately 100 Metres West of Church of St Michael and All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6505 / 53°39'1"N

Longitude: -1.386 / 1°23'9"W

OS Eastings: 440681

OS Northings: 417282

OS Grid: SE406172

Mapcode National: GBR LVR7.Q4

Mapcode Global: WHDCC.PH6T

Entry Name: Farm Building Known As Monks Refectory Approximately 100 Metres West of Church of St Michael and All Saints

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436800

Location: Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kinsley with Wragby

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4017
6/35 Farm building known as
- "Monks Refectory"
approx. 100 metres west
of church of St.
Michael and All Saints.
Farm building of uncertain former function, but perhaps refectory or lodgings
to former Nostell Priory. Perhaps C15, altered in C17 or C18, and
subsequently. Coursed sandstone (some squared, some rubble), with some hand-
made brick, graduated stone slate roof; with substantial retrains of timber
framing internally. Long rectangular range of at least 7 bays, with rear
outshut to 3 bays at right-hand (east) end. South front, 2 storeys,
apparently of 2 builds, has chamfered doorways to the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th
bays, the last of these with a 4-centred arched head and deeply-chamfered
surround; a vertical joint to the right of this, and different (larger)
masonry beyond this with a large hollow-moulded drip mould at 1st floor and
the wall above slightly set back; 4-centred arched doorways with deep chamfer
to the 1st and 3rd bays of this part, (the 2nd altered as a window), and
between these in the 2nd bay, the head of a wide 4-centred arched former
entrance, blocked and now containing a narrow 2-light mullioned window;
various windows in both parts and on both levels, mostly with slightly-
recessed chamfered mullions. A louvred dormer at each end of the roof.
Rear: first 2 bays (west end) of large coursed blocks at ground floor
(blocked slot near the centre suggesting position of former wall-post) and
rubble above; a damaged 4-centred-arched doorway at this end, with deeply
chamfered surround; further east, various small openings, including a 2-light
window (lacking mullion), 3 slit breathers to the upper level and 4 low
windows to the outshut (2 with recessed chamfered mullions). Louvred dormer,
and some roof slates dislodged at this end. East gable of ramdom rubble at
the lower level, hand-made brick above, with exposed end of ridge and brace
in the apex.
Interior: storeyed timber framing with aisle to 3 easternmost bays (where the
framing is most complete but upper floor removed): wall-posts with jowels at
mid-level and at the heads, supporting cross beams and tie-beams, with
concave braces to the aisle-plate and empty mortices for braces to the tie-
beams; 3rd frame from east end has cross beam with raised cusped and
traceried decoration (probably ex situ); all visible tie-beams have stud-
holes in the soffits (suggesting former partitioning at 1st floor); front
wall posts missing from 1st, 4th and 5th frames from east end; king-post roof
trusses with bracing to the ridge; 3 pairs of purlins. Various inserted
partition walls in western half of range.

Listing NGR: SE4068017284

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