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Church House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Calverley and Farsley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8303 / 53°49'48"N

Longitude: -1.6856 / 1°41'7"W

OS Eastings: 420793

OS Northings: 437157

OS Grid: SE207371

Mapcode National: GBR JSN4.WP

Mapcode Global: WHC94.2ZMJ

Plus Code: 9C5WR8J7+4Q

Entry Name: Church House

Listing Date: 25 May 1966

Last Amended: 17 June 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423114

Location: Calverley and Farsley, Leeds, LS28

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Calverley and Farsley

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Calverley St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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TOWN GATE LS28 (east side),
Nos 1 and 3, Church House

(Formerly listed as Church House (2 dwellings))

Large pair of semi-detached houses. Mid C18 with rear service block added
c1800. Well-coursed dressed stone to front, hammer-dressed stone to sides
and rear, stone slate roof. 3 storeys and attics, double-depth. 6-bay
symmetrical facade. Raised chamfered quoins, 1st- and 2nd-floor bands, eaves
cornice. Central 2 bays have identical doorways with architraves, pulvinated
friezes and cornices. All windows have raised square surrounds and retain
16-pane sashes except those to second floor which has smaller windows with
20-pane sashes. Coped gables with kneelers and end stacks. Rear plainer with
recessed flat-faced mullion windows. Left-hand return has similar windows and
taking-in door (blocked) to each of the upper floors. Right-hand return, facing
into the churchyard and therefore open to public view, has 4 ground-floor windows
as front (some blocked) and some to upper-floor outer bays.

Interior: stair-halls with relatively late staircases separated from each other
by a thick stone wall, each hall partitioned from the front parlours by another
stone wall. Rear rooms have 2 spine beams and corner fireplaces.

A house of fine stone detail prominently sited next to the church and unusual
in being an early example of semi-detached housing.

RCHM (England) report. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire : The West Riding, (1979) p 154.

Listing NGR: SE2079337157

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