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The Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Ackworth, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6528 / 53°39'10"N

Longitude: -1.324 / 1°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 444778

OS Northings: 417576

OS Grid: SE447175

Mapcode National: GBR MV66.59

Mapcode Global: WHDCD.MGR2

Entry Name: The Court

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342632

Location: Ackworth, Wakefield, WF7

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Ackworth

Built-Up Area: Low Ackworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ackworth St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

ACKWORTH STATION ROAD (north
SE41NW
side, off) Low Ackworth
2/32 The Court
25.3.1968
GV II

Large house. Early C19; altered. Sandstone ashlar. Double-depth 3-unit
plan, 2½ storeys, with single-storey wings. Symmetrical 3-bay pedimented
centre has a projected ground floor and full-width wrought-iron verandahs to
both floors, that at ground floor on a low terrace broken in the centre by 5
steps leading to a recessed round-headed doorway with glazed double doors,
fanlight with radiating glazing bars, and Tuscan architrave; to each side is
a tall tripartite window with pilasters; the 1st floor has glazed double
doors in the centre, with a moulded architrave, and slightly smaller
tripartite windows on each side, with fluted pilasters; the pediment contains
a central lunette. The unusually fine verandah has at ground floor an open-
work balustrade in panels of horizontal figures-of-eight scrolls with
acanthus decoration and Vitruvian scroll friezes, panelled stone piers each
side of the door and at each end carrying wrought-iron standards with
rectilinear latticing in the lower and wavy latticing in the upper parts, and
radiating spandrels to a frieze of intersecting ovals; the upper verandah is
a 7-bay arcade of segmental-headed arches with latticed standards and frieze,
carrying a flat roof. This element has tall side-wall chimneys; flanking it
are single-storey wings with semicircular ends, each with a doorway in the
front wall and sashed windows in the ends; that on the left has an added
upper storey with flat roof. The rear has a central doorway with architrave
and cornice, a round-headed stair window above, 2 tripartite windows on each
floor, and a lunette in the pediment; each flanking wing is linked to a large
round-headed archway breaking into a pediment, with a screen wall beyond.
Interior: dog-legged stone staircase with iron balusters alternately straight
and wavy; some moulded plaster ceiling decoration.
History: formerly known as Ackworth Villa; owned, 1823-64, by Luke Howard, a
London chemist, whose studies of cloud formations contributed to the
foundations of the science of meteorology.


Listing NGR: SE4477817576

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