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Holywell Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell Green, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.6736 / 53°40'24"N

Longitude: -1.8699 / 1°52'11"W

OS Eastings: 408693

OS Northings: 419684

OS Grid: SE086196

Mapcode National: GBR HTCY.ZV

Mapcode Global: WHC9T.7XVN

Plus Code: 9C5WM4FJ+C2

Entry Name: Holywell Hall

Listing Date: 21 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338537

Location: Greetland and Stainland, Calderdale, HX4

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greetland and Stainland

Built-Up Area: Holywell Green

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Stainland

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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STAINLAND ROAD (east side)
Holywell Hall


Substantial mill owners mansion built in 1856 (date stone). High quality ashlar gritstone mansion terraced on hillside. Italian Renaissance detail. Two storeys and attic with three storeys to south overlooking the valley. Plinth, plat bands and sill bands, rusticated quoin pilasters; stepped frieze, boldly moulded cornice and parapet with balustraded sections. The principal entrance is set in the east gable-end with a nearly full-width break of slight projection. Three window bays, the centre containing an imposing two storey porch a full bay square. Pediment gable above, with archivolt arched central attic window and flanking oeiuls de boeufs with architrave surrounds and keys. The porch proper has archivolt arched side openings with balustrading; pilasters to corners and Doric columns in antis, rising from pedestals levelled with side balustrades; Doric entablature. The first floor level has doubled Ionic pilasters to corners. The main entablature is broken forward over, and a balustraded parapet is set above.

The north front to road (rear elevation) is more functional with four windows paired and single sashes in architrave surrounds with a canted stone bay first floor. The main front overlooks the valley with a baluatraded terrace extending to the east. This elevation is on three storeys with rusticated quoin pilasters and plat bands, entablature etc, returned from entrance gable end. Four window bays, architrave framed single windows alternating with full height canted bay windows. Set above cornice on this front, and to rear as well, is a large ashlar pedimented dormer with archivolt arched windows. The west gable end is plain with close-set grouped round headed windows.

Interior has spacious well proportioned rooms, retaining original plasterwork and fireplaces, good cast iron balustrade to staircase. Built for Benjamin Mellor. R. M.Shaw, H.A.S. (April, 1965).

Listing NGR: SE0869319684

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