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Manor House peel House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Birstall and Birkenshaw, Kirklees

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7368 / 53°44'12"N

Longitude: -1.6879 / 1°41'16"W

OS Eastings: 420684

OS Northings: 426758

OS Grid: SE206267

Mapcode National: GBR JTN7.C6

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.1BJM

Entry Name: Manor House peel House

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 13 January 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184378

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341031

Location: Kirklees, BD19

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Birstall and Birkenshaw

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Gomersal St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 22 NW SPENBOROUGH MB KNOWLES LANE -
GOMERSAL
2/124
Manor House or
12/1/67 Peel House
(Formerly listed as No. 12 Knowles Lane and No. 14
Knowles Lane)

II*


Manor House. Mid to late C.17 incorporating some timber framing.
Coursed rubble. Quoins. Stone slate roof with hollow chamfered
gable copings. Finials to eaves and apexes. Two storeys. Three-
gabled facade with continuous drip moulding over ground floor windows.
The facade has two doorways, one with moulded reveals, the other
chamfered. Each gable apex has 2-light blocked window with hood
mould. At ground floor level are 8-light, 16-light and 12-light
mullioned and transomed double chamfered windows, with 3, 4 and 5-
light windows to 1st floor. Two gables to rear with 3 and 5-light
double chamfered windows.

Interior: Parlour to right has elaborate plasterwork to ceiling.
Ceiling is divided into 4 by large beam into chimney breast with
plastered soffit decorated with paired griffons, and plaster divide
with similar detailing. Formerly each square had lozenge design with
coat of arms. Also female figures representing the Celtic goddess
of fecundity. Now only 2 squares are complete. Oak panelled
cupboards to right. Panelled overmantle possibly later. In central
parlour is arched stone fireplace with panelled oak overmantle with
lozenge and foliage decoration. Stop-chamfered beams.


Listing NGR: SE2068426758

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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