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Latitude: 53.7337 / 53°44'1"N
Longitude: -1.7883 / 1°47'17"W
OS Eastings: 414063
OS Northings: 426388
OS Grid: SE140263
Mapcode National: GBR HTY8.M9
Mapcode Global: WHC9N.HFN0
Entry Name: Rookes Hall with Attached Building Warehouse
Listing Date: 3 January 1967
Last Amended: 2 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184258
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338895
Location: Calderdale, HX3
Electoral Ward/Division: Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
Built-Up Area: Bradford
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Coley St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
BRIGHOUSE ROOKES LANE
SE 12 NW (west side)
1/157 Rookes Hall with attached
(formerly listed as Rookes Hall)
G. V. II
House, mid C17 with attached warehouse (now garage to ground floor) partly built
over service end, mid C18. Hammer-dressed stone, with ashlar dressings, stone
slate roof. 2 storeys. Double pile on plan. 2-span roof with coped gable and
kneelers, with gable stacks to right hand end. 3-bay front, quoins, string
course. Left hand bay has 2-storey porch sheltering the entry to the through
passage. The porch has an outer door with moulded jambs and shaped lintel.
Above the door are flanking miniature columns and sundial dated 1638, solid
parapet and finials. The inner door has a broad-chamfered surround. All are
double chamfered mullioned windows having lost all transoms and most mullions
Only king mullions remain (most renewed). Window to porch was originally of 6
lights. 2nd bay has cross-window/fire-window now solid over unusual 4-light
oriel with canted side; and remains of large mullioned and transomed 20-light
hall window, with 12-light mullioned and transomed window over. 3rd bay has
I6-light mullioned and transomed window to parlour with 12-light over. Between
the 2nd and 3rd bays at 1st floor, is cross-window with hoodmould and projecting
rainwater head. Right hand return wall has evidence for cross-window now solid
and other mullioned windows of 2 lights now altered. Rear of double pile has
quoins and double chamfered mullioned windows of 4 and 6 lights to ground floor
with one window of several lights now reduced by inserted door but still with
hoodmould over. To 1st floor are two 12-light mullioned and transomed windows
and a 2-light window between (all with most mullions and transoms removed).
Rear doorway of through passage, has large square-headed lintel and composite
jambs with taking-in door over (part solid and window). One small 2-light
window survives from earlier service room with raised roof in large warehouse
connected with textile manufacture. 4 stacks.
Interior: The through passage has heavy joists 7" x 4½" stop chamfered at the
east end; backing on to the passage is a fireplce with moulded jambs and
elaborate stops and shallow arched lintel. A leaf pattern is carved in the
stone surround. The parlour has fireplace with shallow arched lintel with
carved spandrels with shields and moulded jambs. The remains of a fine
building, severely mutilated. (Previous state illustrated in). G. Hepworth,
Brighouse, its scenery and antiquities (Halifax, 1885), p.21. D. Nortcliffe,
Buildings of Brighouse, (Brighouse 1978), p.9.
Listing NGR: SE1406326388
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