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Latitude: 53.8747 / 53°52'29"N
Longitude: -1.8814 / 1°52'53"W
OS Eastings: 407893
OS Northings: 442064
OS Grid: SE078420
Mapcode National: GBR HR9M.GR
Mapcode Global: WHC8V.2VCY
Entry Name: East Riddlesden Hall
Listing Date: 23 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283478
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338099
Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD20
Civil Parish: Keighley
Built-Up Area: Keighley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Riddlesden St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
KEIGHLEY BRADFORD ROAD
SE 04 SE (south side, off)
23.2.55 East Riddlesden Hall
House. 1640 for James Murgatroyd of Warley with earlier range and addition of
1692. Ashlar, stone slate roofs. North (main) front: left portion has through
passage, 2 storeys with attic, 3 gabled bays with 2-storey porch to bay 3.
Central, earlier C17 single-storey, one-bay portion. Right portion is front wall
only of 1692 addition, 2 storeys with attic, 3 gabled bays, with 2-storey project-
ing entrance wing on right. Left portion: wave moulded plinth. Double-chamfered
mullion windows. Bay 1 has 2 cross-windows to 1st floor, 2 single-light windows
above, dripmoulds and corniced gable stack. Bay 2 has a 12-light mullion-and-
transom window with king mullions to ground and 1st floors, 6-light window above
with 4 central lights stepped and transomed and lead cames retained, dripmoulds,
crocketed finial. Bay 3: porch has round-arched doorway with moulded surround
voussoirs laid to course, imposts and is flanked by fluted Corinthian columns on
plinth blocks supporting entablature with moulded cornice. Above door is wheel-
window with lead carnes and hoodmould with floral terminals. Embattled parapet
with crocketed finials. Stacks to ridge and right gable, all with diamond-set
flues. Central portion: 2 double-chamfered cross-windows with lead cames; plain
stone surround doorway with tie-stones to right. Right portion: chamfered plinth.
Double-chamfered mullion windows, on ground floor now of 2 and 3 (originally 5)
lights, on 1st floor cross-windows with architraves and pediments. Each gable has
an oval window in architrave, ashlar coping and ball finials. Projecting entrance
wing has shaped kneelers, 2-light windows and Tudor-arched doorway in right
return. Rear (south front): 1640 portion on right similar to front, with similar
doorway, wheel window and embattled parapet on left. Right bay different in
having a 6-light window to ground and 1st floors and 3-light window to attic.
Later plain-stone surround doorway on right. Ground-and lst-floor dripmould has
decorative terminals. Single-storey block has one 9-light mullioned-and-transomed
window. Left return (east front): 3 bays, central bay narrower. Double-chamfered
mullion windows to all floors, dripmoulds, crocketed finials. Interior: stone
fireplaces and floors, studded oak doors, oak panelling and floors, good plaster
ceilings and one fireplace dated 1648 with Jacobean overmantel.
For further details see C Hussey, 'East Riddlesden Hall, Yorkshire', Country Life,
vol 158, 1943, pp.440-443 and L Ambler, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire
1913, p.79, plates 17, 26, 93, 94, 95, 96.
Listing NGR: SE0789342064
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