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52 and 54, Town Gate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.706 / 53°42'21"N

Longitude: -1.941 / 1°56'27"W

OS Eastings: 403994

OS Northings: 423284

OS Grid: SE039232

Mapcode National: GBR GTWL.L7

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.530R

Entry Name: 52 and 54, Town Gate

Listing Date: 15 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339410

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryburn

Built-Up Area: Sowerby Bridge

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

SOWERBY BRIDGE TOWN GATE
SE 0223 & SE 0323
(north side), Sowerby
11/278
Nos 52 and 54, Castle
Hill
15.11.66
GV II*

House, now 2 dwellings. Dated "INEN 1662". Coursed squared stone, stone slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with wing to rear left. Chamfered plinth, double-
chamfered mullion windows. C20 half-glazed door to right of centre in original
doorway with cyma-moulded surround and ogee-shaped head with date panel on lin-
tel. To left a board door in plain stone surround with block above lintel having
inverted shield with chevrons. Restored 5-light window to bay one and 6-light
window to bay 2 (partly restored), both with transoms. Continuous dripmould with
lozenge stop to left and heart stop to right. lst floor: each bay has a
3-over-5-light window with decorative-stopped hoodmould. End stacks. Rear: main
range: C20 door in plain stone surround to left of 3-light window on each floor.
Pent porch in angle with wing has 2-light flat-faced mullion window and small
light above. Wing has quoins, kneelers, ashlar coping, end stack and, in left
return, a 5-light ground-floor window and 2-light window above. Left return:
cross-window under dripmould on left with 2-light window above. Left return: in
gable of main range a rafter and the ends of the purlins are inside. Wing has a
5-light window to each floor, the lower one with round-headed lights. Interior:
No 54, on left: front room has a large segmental-arched fireplace with stepped
arris and skewbacks, and 2 stop-chamfered spine-beams; rear room has a large,
quoined, segmental-arched fireplace with skewbacks, stop-chamfered spine-beams,
joists, wall plate in right wall; on lst floor a king-post truss between bays
and2 with mortices in soffit of the beam for studs from former partition wall;
another truss between main range and wing, probably with king-post, with part of
an angle strut visible. No 52: triangular-headed fireplace with voussoirs, step-
ped surround and chamfered cornice.


Listing NGR: SE0399423283

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