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Bolling Hall (Museum)

A Grade I Listed Building in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7789 / 53°46'44"N

Longitude: -1.7388 / 1°44'19"W

OS Eastings: 417306

OS Northings: 431431

OS Grid: SE173314

Mapcode National: GBR JNQ.4X

Mapcode Global: WHC9H.887V

Entry Name: Bolling Hall (Museum)

Listing Date: 4 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336153

Location: Bradford, BD4

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Bowling and Barkerend

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bowling St John

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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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

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