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Lower Breck Farmhouse the Breck

A Grade II Listed Building in Ryburn, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7001 / 53°42'0"N

Longitude: -1.9344 / 1°56'3"W

OS Eastings: 404430

OS Northings: 422633

OS Grid: SE044226

Mapcode National: GBR GTYN.0B

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.8848

Entry Name: Lower Breck Farmhouse the Breck

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339330

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryburn

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 0422 and SE 0522
(west side, off),
15/203 The Breck and Lower Breck

House, now house and farmhouse. C17, early C18 and mid C19. Large blocks of
coursed squared stone, stone slate roof. Pair of parallel C17 ranges refronted
C18, the left range brought forward and C18 bay added, set forward, on right; C19
block added to rear of this C18 bay. Central single-storey 2-bay block with 2-
storey gabled wing on right and same, projecting further, on left. Central block:
chamfered plinth. Tall 2-light flat-faced mullion window with 24-pane sashes with
glazing bars under dripmould with floral decorated stop. To its right a 6-panel
door in quoined, moulded surround with lintel dated ' T 1712'
I M and window set over
lintel. Parapet with moulded coping. Ridge stack. To left, above ridge, is gable
of C17 range. Left wing: a 3-light window to each floor, first-floor window having
sashes with glazing bars; stack to left side. Right wing: quoins; a 3-light window
to each floor; stack to right side. Rear: on right the 2 C17 gabled bays: quoins
to left. On left of right bay 6-panel door in plain stone surround under hollow-
moulded string with decorative stop. Double-chamfered mullion windows, over door
of 2 lights (blocked), in left bay of 8, now 4 lights with a 6-over-8-light window
with king mullion above. Left bay has hollow-moulded hoodmoulds with decorative
stops. Shaped kneeler to left. Chamfered coping, bridging valley. Left return
of left bay has a 3-light double-chamfered mullion window and former 2-light window
above containing 20-pane sash with glazing bars. 2-bay C19 block set back on left:
watershot stone, quoins to lower courses on left. 6-panel door on right under
reused basket-arched lintel inscribed 'RT 1658' . Two 16-pane sashes to each floor
with plain stone surrounds and projecting cills. Right return: C19 block has
blocked central door flanked by 2 windows, as rear, on each floor; plain gutter
brackets. Left return: the most unified facade, C18, 5 bays with central bay
breaking forward under corniced pediment. Plinth. Central half-glazed door with
cornice. Windows have plain stone surrounds, some sashes with glazing bars remain,
otherwise C20. Interior, The Breck: central C17 range has at rear, on ground floor:
large segmental-arahed cyma-moulded, quoined fireplace, timber lintel above, stop-
chamfered cross-beams; on first floor cyma-moulded fireplace with deep lintel and
good early C19 grate, king post roof truss with chamfered tie-beam, V-struts and
trenched purlins. In C18 part, fine stair with iron balusters alternately waved
and with decorative panels continuing across landing, and with ramped handrail.
Marble fireplaces to ground floor. Reputed to have been a Dower House to Field
House , Dean Land. Archbishop Tillotson's father moved here after leaving Haugh End, Haugh End lane,
(qv). The initials over the door are reputed to refer to his great-nephew, Joshua Tillotson,and his
wife Martha (Kendall).
H P Kendall, 'Antiquarians at Sowerby. A Pleasant Ramble, 'Halifax Antiquarian
Society, Vol 1 (1902), Saturday June 7th.

Listing NGR: SE0443022633

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