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Sowerby Croft and Attached Barn sowerby Croft Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Greetland and Stainland, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7025 / 53°42'9"N

Longitude: -1.9072 / 1°54'26"W

OS Eastings: 406221

OS Northings: 422904

OS Grid: SE062229

Mapcode National: GBR HT3M.WG

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.P60D

Entry Name: Sowerby Croft and Attached Barn sowerby Croft Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 November 1966

Last Amended: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339345

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greetland and Stainland

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Norland

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SOWERBY BRIDGE SOWERBY CROFT LANE, Norland
SE 0622-0722
(west side)
16/217 Sowerby Croft Farmhouse,
15.11.66 Nos 1-11 (consec), Sowerby
Croft and attached barn
(formerly listed as Sowerby
Croft, Norland House and
Warehouses)
GV II
Farmhouse and attached workshop, now cottages, barn and cottages. C17, C18 and
C19 with C16 origins. Thin coursed rubble and coursed squared stone; stone slate
roofs. Complex development of farmhouse with rear wing linking it to parallel work-
shop range which projects to left; projecting forward from workshop range is barn
range to centre and cottage range to left. Farmhouse (Sowerby Croft Farmhouse and
Nos 1 and 2): 2-storey, 2-bay C17 house, entrance now in right gable, with rear
outshut (to No 1) and added wing to rear left; bay added to left late C18; canted
bay and archway added to far left C19 linking farmhouse to barn. Quoins to ends.
C17 bays (Nos 1 and 2): tall double-chamfered mullion windows: on ground floor
of 7 lights (2 right lights with C19 doorway) and of 5 lights to right of later
2-light window; on first floor of 7 and 5 lights (flanking small C20 window). To
left on each floor a blocked C18 opening with architrave. Continuous ground-floor
dripmould (part removed). Chamfered gutter brackets. Shaped kneeler and coping
on right. Corniced end stacks. Added bay (Sowerby Croft Farmhouse, now one with
No 3): plain stone surround doorway on right of flat-faced mullion window, now
3-light, with similar 6-light window above; chamfered gutter brackets; stack to
left end. Wing to rear (Nos 3 and 11): raised and sub-divided early C19; No 3
has doorway to right of a 5-light (now 3-light) flat-faced. mullion window on each
floor; No 11 (rear) has gable stack. Workshop range (Nos 4, 5, 10, 9 and 8):
probably late C18, converted to cottages mid C19. 2 storeys, 6 cells. South-east
front: to right of barn range are Nos 4 and 5. These have plain stone surrounds
to openings; a blocked central first-floor taking-in door; flat-faced mullion
windows, most mullions removed on ground floor but on first floor of 4, 2, 4 (now
2) and 4 lights; renewed ridge stacks, No 10 masked by barn range. To left of
barn range is No 9, now one with No 8, with C20 porch. Rear: quoins to right of
No 9. Door of No 10 is in blocked quoined archway, On first floor of No 4 are
two 2-light chamfered mullion windows, heightened and with mullions removed. Other
openings have plain stone surrounds, windows formerly with flat-faced mullions,
mostly removed or renewed. Barn range: barn: C18. 5 bays. Quoins. East front,
from left: C19 doorway; inserted window; 2-light window; round-arched cart entry
with moulded imposts and raised keystone, blocked and with later doorway and window;
later doorway and window; blocked chamfered doorway. Above cart-entry a 2-light
window and to either side rectangular vents, those to right chamfered. Shaped
kneeler and coping to left. On right an inserted bay links barn to workshop range
and has a segmental carriage arch with part-blocked arched loading door above.
Rear, from left: inserted bay, set back, has archway blocked and with 2-light
window and, above it, a stepped 3-light window. Barn, part rendered, has a blocked
chamfered quoined doorway; a blocked wide chamfered doorway with inserted window
to its left; a tall round-arched cart entry; an inserted window. Left return:
rectangular vents. Cottage range (Nos 6, 7 and 8): late C18, altered mid C19.
West front: quoins, c1980 porches. Windows have plain stone surrounds and flat-
faced mullions, those to No 6 (on right) C18, those to Nos 7 and 8, C19. Shaped
kneeler and coping to right. Interior: C17 farmhouse: in right room (No 1)
chamfered beams and moulded central shine beam on top of inserted spine wall (said
to mask panelling). In left room (No 2) a heavily-moulded basket-arched early C18
fireplace (restored) and spine beams, with smell fireplace in room above. In
No 1, early C18 dog-leg stair with panelled dado to 2nd flight, column-on-vase
balusters and blocked mullion and transom stair window (backing on to No 3. This
complex of buildings had associations with the cloth industry from at least 1567
and through the C18 (Kendall, pp 142, 147, 150).
H P Kendall 'Sowerby Croft', Halifax Antiquarian Society, Vol 10, 1913, pp 141-155.


Listing NGR: SE0622122904

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