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East Riddlesden Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WV4F9+VC

Entry Name: East Riddlesden Hall

Listing Date: 23 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338099

Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD20

County: Bradford

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

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SE 04 SE (south side, off)

5/13 Riddlesden
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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