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Hemsworth High School That Part with 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

Entry Name: Hemsworth High School That Part with 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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Listing Text

(north side)
5/54 Hemsworth High School:
7.12.1966 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 5-bay main range and 3-bay side wings; train range
has 1st floor band and raised quoins, tetrastyle Tuscan porch with triglyphe
frieze and prominent cornice with mutules, protecting doorway with moulded
architrave (altered as window); 4 windows at ground floor (sashed without
glazing bars) and five 12-pane sashes at 1st 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 2 higher storeys and 3 bays, the centre
breaking forwards slightly, each have 2 lst-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 12-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 3 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 1st
floor, some front rooms have bow-fronted cupboards under window sills, and 2
rear rooms have iron decorated hob-grate fireplaces of ducks-nest shape;
otherwise, altered.
Reference: G. Holdsworth Hemsworth High Hall : A Georgian Country House
(Wakefield, 1982).

Listing NGR: SE4307113331

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