Description: Swaithe Hall Farmhouse, Rosebower Cottage and Swaithe Hall
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333947
OS Grid Reference: SE3742404451
OS Grid Coordinates: 437424, 404451
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5354, -1.4368
WORSBROUGH CORK LANE
2/72 Swaithe Hall Farmhouse,
Rosebower Cottage and
11.11.66 Swaithe Hall
(formerly listed as
Farmhouse with large house attached. C16, altered early C17 and in early C19;
large house added c1870 for Joseph Mitchell (Wilkinson). Deeply-coursed dressed
sandstone, stone slate and Welsh slate roofs. Irregular plan: U-shaped farmhouse
with wing to rear centre, interlocked T-shaped house on left return. Farmhouse:
2 storeys, narrow, 1-bay hall-block flanked by gabled cross-wings. Hall-block
has doorway on right with panelled door and fanlight beneath round-arched hoodmould,
blind 2-light window over; cavetto-moulded and transomed 4-light window on left.
C17 dormer with 3-light casements beneath jetty and replaced bargeboards; C19 brick
ridge stack. Altered left cross-wing has French window and flanking casements
beneath 4-pane sash, hoodmoulds; left part adjoins c1870 house, right part has
kneeler and gable copings. Right cross-wing: 16-pane sash to each floor, hoodmoulds;
eaves dripmould beneath blocked 2-light attic window with hoodmould; cavetto-moulded
gable copings with pedestal finial; brick shaft to lateral stack on left return.
Rear: gable on left has 4-light double-chamfered mullioned windows on 2 floors,
blocked 2-light attic window. Adjacent return of rear wing has C19 porch
(to Rosebower Cottage) flanked by 2-light horizontal-sliding sashes.
Right return: gabled projection on right has double-chamfered windows beneath
A-strutted king-post truss, some framing to 1st floor of its left return.
c1870 house: tall 3-storey gabled bay on left of farmhouse has canted ground-floor
bay window, 2-light windows above. Heavy kneelers to roll-moulded gable copings.
Entrance front on left return: balanced elevation with central 1-storey porch,
gable on left and lateral stack on right.
Interior: Swaithe Hall Farmhouse and Rosebower Cottage each have C17 panelling
in front ground-floor rooms.
Home of the Micklethwaite family, the dormer formerly bore date and initials
'R 1618 M' denoting the insertion of a floor over the hall by Richard Micklethwaite.
Later home of the Wordsworth family.
J. Wilkinson, Worsbrough, Its Historical Associations and Rural Attractions, 1872,
Listing NGR: SE3742404451
Source: English Heritage
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