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Hemsworth High School: that part which was formerly Hemsworth High Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hemsworth, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6148 / 53°36'53"N

Longitude: -1.3504 / 1°21'1"W

OS Eastings: 443071

OS Northings: 413331

OS Grid: SE430133

Mapcode National: GBR MV0M.FY

Mapcode Global: WHDCL.7D6P

Plus Code: 9C5WJJ7X+WR

Entry Name: Hemsworth High School: that part which was formerly Hemsworth High Hall

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Last Amended: 11 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424033

Location: Hemsworth, Wakefield, WF9

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Hemsworth

Built-Up Area: Hemsworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hemsworth St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Hemsworth High School: that part which was formerly Hemsworth High Hall

(formerly listed as "Grammar School")

Large house, formerly known as Hemsworth High Hall; now part of school. C17, remodelled in later C18, and subsequently enlarged, with added wings. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roofs. Double-pile plan. Two storeys over cellars; symmetrical, with five-bay main range and three-bay side wings; main range has first floor band and raised quoins, tetrastyle Tuscan porch with triglyphe frieze and prominent cornice with mutules, protecting doorway with moulded architrave (altered as window); four windows at ground floor (sashed without glazing bars) and five twelve-pane sashes at first floor, all these windows with raised plain surrounds; moulded eaves cornice, low-pitched hipped roof, ridge chimney offset to right, and side wall chimneys at junctions with wings.

Slightly set-back side wings, of two higher storeys and three bays, the centre breaking forwards slightly, each have two first-floor bands, pilasters flanking the central ground floor windows, fenestration matching that of the main range, modillioned cornice, and balustraded parapet (formerly surmounted by urns). Left return wall of left wing has large round-headed stair window. Rear of main range has twelve-pane sashes on both floors, with raised plain surrounds. (Various modern buildings attached eg. to front of each wing, and at both ends, not of special interest).

Interior: main range has three vaulted cellars, linked by C17 Tudor-arched doorways with roll-moulded surrounds (possibly relocated); main range formerly of single-depth, as shown by thickness of present longitudinal partition wall; at west end of main range, a dog-legged cantilevered stone staircase with scrolled brackets and iron balusters of matching shape; at first floor, some front rooms have bow-fronted cupboards under window sills, and two rear rooms have iron decorated hob-grate fireplaces of ducks-nest shape; otherwise, altered.

Listing NGR: SE4307113331

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