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Longfield House Including Wall to North Front with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Heptonstall, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7486 / 53°44'54"N

Longitude: -2.0204 / 2°1'13"W

OS Eastings: 398750

OS Northings: 428025

OS Grid: SD987280

Mapcode National: GBR GTB2.CZ

Mapcode Global: WHB8D.Y12L

Entry Name: Longfield House Including Wall to North Front with Railings

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Last Amended: 12 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424077

Location: Heptonstall, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Heptonstall

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Heptonstall St Thomas a Becket and St Thomas the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SD 9828SE HEPTONSTALL C.P. TOWN GATE (south side)
Heptonstall

9/148 Nos. 21/23 (Longfield House)
1.11.66 including wall to north
front with railings (formerly
listed as Longfield House (2
dwellings)).
G.V. II
House, 2nd quarter C18. Finely dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys and
attic. 2 cells, double depth with central through passage. roof. 5-bay symmetrical
facade originally, marred by the insertion of an extra window in C19 between 4th
and 5th bay. Doorway with architrave, pulvinated frieze and triangular
pediment. All are cross-windows with plain stone surrounds raised from the
surface of the wall with flat faced mullions and transoms which are chamfered
internally. Wide coped gables with well dressed stacks, the coping carries
under the stacks. Rear has doorway with cyma moulded surround under tall cross-
window to light stair at mezzanine level. To left 3-light flat-faced mullioned
windows. To right 4-light window to each floor.
Interior: Dog-leg stair with ½ landing has C19 square balusters but retains
original panelled dado with raised and fielded panels of similar character to
Lane Head House, Smithwell Lane (q.v.) which is dated 1735. It is probable this
was executed by the same craftsman and is contemporary. Stair-window set within
plastered semi-circular arch with moulded impost to pilasters. Over stairwell
is plaster ceiling; cornice, raised ribs form rectangles and spandrels
surrounding oval dome with central shell motif. Underneath the stair, steps
lead to an original cellar which has 2 vaulted ranges connected by chamfered
doorway and lit by mullioned windows. To front is dressed stone wall with
copings which ramp to east end surmounted by cast iron rod railings with some
urn finials. The house is prominently sited facing north onto the main street
of the village. It marks a significant departure from the local type, both in
its form and decorative detail.


Listing NGR: SD9875028025

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

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