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Description: Swinden Hall
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324983
OS Grid Reference: SD8610754417
OS Grid Coordinates: 386107, 454417
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9856, -2.2133
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SD 85 SE
4/105 Swinden Hall
House. Dated 1657 over door with c.1600 rear wing. Rubble with dressed quoins
and stone slate roof. Almost symmetrical plan. Three storeys and three
bays, the entrance front being almost symmetrical around the full length
gabled porch. tudor arched doorway with studded door and hoodmould; the
lintel is scratched '1657 MAY THE 16 EW and HW'. The ground floor has, on
either side of the porch, one 6 light window with King mullion, the first
one 5 light window, the second one 3 light stepped window, all double chamfered
with hoodmoulds. The porch conforms in its top storey but has a 3 light
window to the first floor. All these windows have early C19 cast iron lozenge
glazing: the two gable ends have stacks, both are external with offsets.
One 2-light doulbe chamfered window to left gable and one of 3 lights to
the rear where there is also a blocked doorway. These elevations show evidence
of alteration with changed windows to the kitchen and morning room, several
modern windows with flat faced mullions and some disturbed stonework. A
small connecting wing of later date (straight joint on right gable) leads
to the old dairy which is the previous farmhouse of c.1600. Two storeys,
three bays with small extension of granary over outhouse to left. Ground
floor with two light window with ovolo mullion to left of doorway decora-
tive Craven lintel and single light window to right, continuous dripmould.
The windows are repeated above. Eaves on stone brackets. Tudor arched doorway
to left, plain window on either floor. Rear elevation has 3 light and 2
light windows. Interior: Altered, with probably late C19/early C20 staircase.
Morning room (old kitchen) with large fireplace with hollow roll mould and
hinge lintel; cross beam with double roll mould. Drawing room with segmental
arched fireplace with 13 voussoir stones, hollow chamfered. Plastered cross-
beams. Dining room with central plaster ceiling diamond with relief straw-
berries. Beam plastered in. Main bedroom with plaster overmantel with straw-
berries, acorns, fleur de lys etc. Large chamfered beams on stone corbels,
now plastered, Upper floor shows three large King post trusses one of which
has been altered. Smaller king post truss in dairy.
Listing NGR: SD8610754417
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Source: English Heritage
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