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Field Head

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorner, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8438 / 53°50'37"N

Longitude: -1.4434 / 1°26'36"W

OS Eastings: 436719

OS Northings: 438756

OS Grid: SE367387

Mapcode National: GBR LRCZ.9V

Mapcode Global: WHDBC.SNV5

Plus Code: 9C5WRHV4+GJ

Entry Name: Field Head

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425498

Location: Thorner, Leeds, LS14

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Thorner

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorner St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE33NE LS14 (west side, off)

9/202 Field Head


Large house, now offices. c1844, with early C20 added bay window for James Hare
a Leeds clothier. Well-coursed punch-dressed stone, Welsh blue-slate roof.
2-room front separated by entrance hall, double-depth with rear wing. Jacobean
Revival style. 2 storeys and attics. 3-bay 3-gabled facade with central porch
which has tall pointed-arched doorway with hoodmould and double-doors flanked
by octagonal corner columns with tall finials; set between, parapet carried round
3 sides pierced by ovals. Above sash window with plain stone surrounds with
small shaped gable, with hoodmould and ball finial, in which is set lozenge-shaped
window. Flanking bays slightly set forward have sill bands and low tall window
with raised stone surrounds with same above and smaller attic window in apex of
coped gables with kneelers and finials. 2-storey canted bay, early C20 added to
left. Tall rendered stacks with octagonal chimney pots set either side of central
bay. Rear: coped gable with finials and stack to right pitch, lower wing has
external gable stack. Right-hand return: ashlar plinth, sill bands continued from
front 5 bays of windows as front with coped gable with finials carried over centre
3 bays. Wing, set back, has 2 windows with projecting wooden frames on brackets,
2-light and 3-light with small paned casements, 2 single-light and 3-light windows
above. Stack to rear roof pitch of wing.

Interior: deep entrance hall has Jacobean-style ribbed plaster ceiling; semicircular
arch with architrave, keystone and impost leading to open-string dog-leg stair with
2 turned balusters to each riser and oak ramped handrail. At foot of stair,
arched doorway with architrave, keystone and spandrels leads to oak-panelled passage
leading to the Oak Room: oak-panelled walls early C17 (re-used) have pilasters with
finely-carved strapwork, fluted frieze, Victorian Tudor-arched stone fireplace
carved with strapwork, wide oak floorboards, fine plaster Jacobean-style ceiling
with strapwork filled with vine-leaf ornament. Other rooms opening from the
entrance hall each of differing character. Fine mahogany door with 6 raised-and-
fielded panels leads into an elegant Queen-Anne-style dining-room: well-proportioned
with curved sides with shell-motif heads flank fireplace with engaged fluted
Tuscan columns and dentil cornice, marble inner surround; above and to either side
red deal panelled walls with large raised-and-fielded panels, carved skirtings,
dado rail and casement-moulded cornice with egg-and-dart ornament, parquet-wood
floor. East facing Georgian-style sitting-room opened through to adjacent room to
form large conference-room: large fireplace with fluted Roman Ionic columns, frieze
carved with swags of fruit and bold cornice, walls formed with large moulded panels,
decorative cornice and plaster ceiling has large panel with oak and acorn border
and central boss with flowers and leaves in high relief.

Listing NGR: SE3671938756

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