Description: Birthwaite Hall Including Attached Range to West
Date Listed: 13 November 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 334233
OS Grid Reference: SE3008410478
OS Grid Coordinates: 430084, 410478
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5900, -1.5470
SE 31 SW DARTON HUDDERSFIELD ROAD
(East side, off)
2/106 Birthwaite Hall
13.11.63 including attached
range to west
Large house and attached range, now divided. Probably late C17, remodelled
early to mid C18. East wing c1825 for Thomas Rishworth, some internal
decorations of early C20. Coursed square stone with ashlar dressings and
ashlar east wing. Welsh slate roof. H-plan. Two storeys and attics.
Entrance (north) front of 3+3+3 bays each range being gabled. Raised ashlar
quoins, moulded plinth and moulded band over each floor. The centre section
has a C19 ground-floor infill, in keeping, with central reset door. Single-
storey addition to left wing. Mainly 24-pane sashes, some of 30 panes.
Blind lst-floor windows to left wing. 2-light double-chamfered window in
each gable apex. Chamfered gable copings. The garden front is similar but
of 2+3+2 bays, again with central ground-floor infill. The centre section
has 2 gables each with a 3-light double-chamfered window as do the gables of
the wings and the gabled inner return of each wing. The left return (east
wing) is Gothic in character and is of 5 bays. Central door. Tall ground-
floor sashes of 6 over 9 panes. 12-pane first-floor sashes. Gothic arcaded
frieze. Four buttresses rise as octagonal pinnacles, castelled at top.
Parapet and central gable are also castellated, Attached to the right return
is a series of single storey buildings the main front of which (south) has 3
sash windows with architraves and cornices and a C20 window in keeping.
Interior: Appears to be mainly early to mid C18. Original doorcase, within
the infill to north, with eared architrave, swept head and console brackets.
Bolection-moulded fielded panelling in hall, flat panelling to first floor.
Dog-leg, box-tread stair with ramped moulded handrail turned balusters,
possibly inserted c1825. Dark oak fielded panelling in room to ground-floor
right, with intarsia-work panel over red marble fireplace. Similar panelling
in room above.
Listing NGR: SE3008410478
Source: English Heritage
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