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Bolling Hall (Museum), Bradford

Description: Bolling Hall (Museum)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 336153

OS Grid Reference: SE1730631431
OS Grid Coordinates: 417306, 431431
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7789, -1.7388

Location: Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 9JL

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD4 9JL

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Listing Text

5111 Bowling BD4

Bolling Hall (Museum)
SE 13 SE 9/26 4.9.52


A large hall, the most substantial surviving in Bradford. It' is also the earliest
in structural origin being an enlargement on the basis of 2 medieval probably C14
towers. Sandstone and gritstone rubble. The towers with parapet copings and stone
slate roofs. The main south front between the towers is mid C17, circa 1660 and has
a remarkable variety of fenestration and motifes: cross mullioned windows, semi-
circular and circular mullioned windows, 2 canted bays through 2-storeys of 8 lights
and a vast hall window of 5 plus 5 lights with 2 transoms. Rising from the lintel
of the hall window is a 3 light semi-circular window and 3 light ogee window, above
this there is also a Victorian canted bay window next to the right hand tower. The
rear elevation has projecting wings, the west one is the only ashlar faced part of
the hall and has plain mullioned windows but there is a probably reset medieval
window of 3 ogee headed lights on the top floor. The east wing has mullioned and
transomed windows. Inside the hall has an C18 ceiling and a gallery to the rear.
One room on the first floor retains lively original plasterwork consisting of
broad bands foliage and birds contained between them.

Listing NGR: SE1730631431

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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