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IoE Number: 339290
Photographer: Mr Robert W Mawer
Date Photographed: 10 October 1999
Date listed: 15 November 1966
Date of last amendment: 15 November 1966
Grade II

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SOWERBY BRIDGENORLAND TOWN ROADSE 0622-0722(south side),Norland16/148Norland Town House and The

SOWERBY BRIDGE NORLAND TOWN ROAD SE 0622-0722 (south side), Norland 16/148 Norland Town House and The Cottage 15.11.66 - II House, part now separate cottage. C17, of several builds , with C16 core. Coursed squared stone with timber-framed core; stone slate roof. Hall with cross-wings, aisled to rear (north) and with wing added to front (south). 2 storeys, 4 bays. Garden, (south) front: 3 gables, the left one 2-bay and with eaves lower on right. Left wing: plinth. Double-chamfered mullion windows, on ground floor of 4-lights, 9-lights with king mullion, and 3 lights (now door) under continuous dripmould; on first floor of 3 lights and 6 lights with king mullion each under a dripmould, with arched light to right. Break in masonry between this and next bay which has: chamfered doorway with tiestones, now window, on left of 4-light, now 2-light, double-chamfered window under roundel-stopped hoodmould with similar 2-light window above under heart-and-lozenge-stopped hoodmould. Right wing, breaking forward, has 3-light chamfered window with similar 2 + 3 light window above (mullions removed). c1980 lean-to porch to ground floor right. Rainwater spouts between gables; kneelers; moulded coping; finial bases. Rebuilt stack to right of bay 3, 2 others to right end of ridge of hall behind, one rebuilt the other truncated; one to ridge of right wing, and one to left of ridge of bays 1/2, the latter corniced and with diamond-set flues. Rear: left wing: a 3-light chamfered window; inserted window above. Hall: moulded basket-arched doorway with ogee-moulding to lintel; small 2-light chamfered fire window; 9-light double-chamfered mullion and transom window with king mullions; roof comes down low over aisle. Right wing: inserted window and stop-chamfered door on right. Left return: a 3 + 3 light single-chamfered window to left; a 4-light now 2-light double-chamfered mullion window above; a chamfered arched light to first floor right with a rainwater spout to its right. Right return: a 4-light double-chamfered mullion window to ground floor left and surround of another to right. Interior: hall: large C17 moulded segmental-arched fireplace; arcade posts with curved braces to plate; on left (west) original closing truss has mid rail with close studding above and curved braces; collar rafter roof with two queen strut trusses, the central truss having tie-beam with moulded soffit. Left (west) wing reported to have panelling to front (south) ground floor room, chamfered cross-beams and central truss with heavily-jowled posts, cambered tie-beam with morticed soffit for former partition and king post (RCHM). H P Kendall, Ancient Halls of Norland', Halifax Antiquarian Society, Vol 2, 1904, pp p93-111. RCHM(E) report (31469).

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