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Description: Foulds House
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184015
OS Grid Reference: SD8897236010
OS Grid Coordinates: 388972, 436010
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8203, -2.1690
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SD 83 NE BRIERCLIFFE WITH HALIFAX ROAD (off)
1/9 Foulds House
Farmhouse, now house. Probably early C17; altered. Coursed sandstone
rubble with large quoins, stone slate roof with gable copings and kneelers
(except right gable). T-plan: 2-bay gable-end baffle-entry range with
large single-bay rear wing. Two storeys; south front has 4 windows on each
floor, those below of 3, 5, 3 and 3 lights, all with deeply recessed
mullions, and hoodmoulds, those above mostly altered except the 3rd, which
is of 3 similarly recessed lights. Left gable has unusual 2-storey porch
set back to the rear corner, with square headed doorway in front wall and
above this a large round-headed window with imposts (C18?), and in gable an
inserted window at ground floor and little window above. Rear of 1st bay
has lean-to addition in angle at ground floor, recessed 2-light window at
1st floor (lacking mullion); rear of 2nd bay has full-height lean-to
addition in angle, a little chamfered window at ground floor next to this,
and an inserted window on each floor. Rebuilt chimneys at both gables and
on centre of ridge. West side of wing has one recessed window at ground
floor and coupled similar windows above (lacking all mullions), rear gable
has a massive external chimney stack with offsets, terminating with 2
diagonal flues built against the apex of the gable, and a little window at
1st floor left of the stack. Interior: very thick stone internal partition
walls, chamfered triangular-headed doorways from 1st bay to 2nd bay (one
blocked and altered), to wing and to each floor of porch; rear wing has at
ground floor a very large rectangular fireplace with chamfered surround and
huge lintel incorporating former bread oven on left and blocked firewindow
on right, and in chamber above a smaller square fireplace with lintel
inscribed "IE" (= John Ecroyd), a blocked former 2-light window in east
wall. Otherwise altered. Reference: RCHM p.135, et passim.
Listing NGR: SD8897236010
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