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Rectory Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Guiseley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8747 / 53°52'28"N

Longitude: -1.7049 / 1°42'17"W

OS Eastings: 419499

OS Northings: 442092

OS Grid: SE194420

Mapcode National: GBR JRJM.PS

Mapcode Global: WHC8X.SVBZ

Plus Code: 9C5WV7FW+V2

Entry Name: Rectory Hall

Listing Date: 19 October 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433684

Location: Guiseley and Rawdon, Leeds, LS20

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Guiseley and Rawdon

Built-Up Area: Guiseley

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

SE 14 SE
LS20 (east side, off)
4/73 Rectory Hall

Rectory, now house. Dated 1601 on porch, but incorporating some fabric which
may be earlier; renovated, and altered internally, in 1907. Coursed squared
sandstone, stone slate roof. Rectangular 4-unit plan, with rear outshut, and
rear wing to right-hand end. Two and two-and-a-half storeys, 5 bays and
3 gables, almost symmetrical; chamfered plinth, continuous dripmoulds on
2 levels; central 2-storey gabled porch has Tudor-arched outer doorway with
moulded surround, a square datestone over the lintel enclosed by a dripmould
with lengthy inscription in Latin (see below) dated 1601. At 1st floor a
recessed transomed window of 3 round-headed lights with hollow spandrels, and
in the gable a 2-light window with a hoodmould, a diamond-shaped sundial over
this; stone gable coping with kneelers carrying open-work finials, and apex
finial. Otherwise, ground floor has transomed windows of 5, 7, 6 and
3 lights; 1st floor has windows with 5, 5, 5 and 3 round-headed lights; and
gables of outer bays have 2-light windows with hoodmoulds, gable copings with
kneelers bearing finials, the kneelers on the inner sides linked to parapets
over the inner bays, with the pseudo-gargoyles (perhaps ex-situ). Two ridge
chimneys flanking the porch, external chimney stack at left gable, another
chimney at right-hand gable. Lead downspouts and rainwater heads, those to
the left of the porch lettered "1907" and "JFH" respectively. Left return
wall has a large blocked window on each floor forward of the chimney stack, a
C20 canted bay window in C17 style to the rear of this. Right-hand return
wall has a blocked square window at ground floor and above this a corbelled-
out chimney and a transomed window of 5 round-headed lights (the outer lights
anciently blocked), a 2-light attic window, and gable coping with kneelers
and finials.

Interior: longitudinal partition between front range and rear outshut,
perhaps remains of former timber-framed building, with massive wall-posts
interrupted at 1st floor by a horizontal beam running at this level, but with
some exposed closed studded framing at 1st floor of the left end; principal
room, to left of porch, has very large beams and secondary beams with deep
chamfer and triangular stops at the ends and at the junctions, where free-
standing posts appear to be modern insertions; otherwise altered. g

Inscription on dated stone: "AND DONI : 1601 / FIDELIS PASTORIS NO / CAECI .

Listing NGR: SE1949942092

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

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