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High House

A Grade II Listed Building in Luddendenfoot, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7435 / 53°44'36"N

Longitude: -1.9471 / 1°56'49"W

OS Eastings: 403585

OS Northings: 427457

OS Grid: SE035274

Mapcode National: GBR GTV4.7T

Mapcode Global: WHB8G.252J

Entry Name: High House

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339227

Location: Calderdale, HX2

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Luddendenfoot

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 02 NW
(east side), Midgley
- High House
- II
Farmhouse. Dated 1606 but much rebuilt, probably in CL9. Coursed squared stone,
stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with through-passage, right bay projecting
forward under continuation of main roof. Double-chamfered mullion windows to ground
floor of 2nd and 3rd bays, otherwise single-chamfered mullion windows. From left: bay
1: on right, stop-chamfered quoined doorway with dated lintel in gabled porch having
moulded doorway and, to gable,pigeon-holes with ledges, kneelers, coping and cross
finial; to its left are windows of 2 lights (mullion removed) and 3 lights; on lst
floor two 2-light windows linked by inserted 2-light window. Bay 2: windows of
3 lights and 6 lights with king mullion, linked by inserted window and all under
continuous hoodmould; on lst floor a C19 window to left of a 5-light window. Bay 3: a
6-light window with king mullion and broken hoodmould with C19 doorway; small square
chamfered lst-floor light in left return. Kneelers and ashlar coping; finial to right
gable. Corniced stack to left end; ridge stacks between bays 1 and 2 and bays 2 and
3. Rear, from left: a 3-light window, 2 lights made into doorway, with 2-light window
above; later single-storey outshut; a 2-light window to each floor (mullions removed);
a c.1980 gabled open porch masking stop-chamfered quoined doorway; two 2-light
windows, left one made into doorway and now window. Right return: a small square
light on left and a 3-light, now 2-light window to ground floor; similar window above
to centre. Left return: a 4-light double-chamfered mullion window to lst floor left.
Interior: through-passage has walls of large stone blocks, the right hand wall with
chamfered ledge at top (as at High Lee, Sowerby Lane (q.v.)). The central housebody
has spliced stop-chamfered spine-beams indicating presence of a former bressumer and
firehood, and a later, probably C17, stone fireplace with massive corbelled lintel and
moulded cornice.

Listing NGR: SE0358527457

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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