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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SWIFT COTTAGE AND GATE PIERS IN INNER COURTYARD SWIFT NEWS SWIFT PLACE

List entry Number: 1277094

Location

SWIFT COTTAGE AND GATE PIERS IN INNER COURTYARD, ROCHDALE ROAD
SWIFT NEWS, ROCHDALE ROAD
SWIFT PLACE, 4, 5 AND 6, ROCHDALE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CalderdaleMetropolitan AuthorityRipponden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Aug-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Jul-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 407769

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Details

SE 01NW RIPPONDEN (former U.D.) (off) ROCHDALE ROAD SE 026188 (south side), Ripponden

5/133 Nos 4, 5, 6 Swift Place Swift Mews & Swift 15.8.66 Cottage and gate piers in inner courtyard (formerly listed as Swift Place and gate piers in inner courtyard)

- II*

House, dated 1626 with addition of rear courtyard block dated 1698 and added wing dated 1704 when the courtyard was enclosed and it is probable that the present staircase was inserted. Ashlar, stone slate roof. 2-storeys and basement to west wing which has weathered plinth which steps over chamfered light and 4-light double chamfered mullioned window to basement. Ground floor has 4-light chamfered mullioned window to side aisle set under wide gable. 5- light double chamfered mullioned window (lacks 2 mullions) is sashed. Over, to 1st floor, are 2 sashed windows with architraves set in the gable. 3 gables all with coping and ball finials to apex, kneelers and valleys. Inserted doorway has pointed arched lintel to left of double chamfered mullioned window altered to 2 sashes with same over to 1st floor with hoodmould with circular stop. Former fire-window to left of date stone inscribed " " (The Hoyle Family). ESH 1704 8-light mullioned and transomed window with same over to 1st floor. Break in stonework at junction with added wing which has 2 double chamfered mullioned cross windows to each floor and gable stack. Rear forms enclosed courtyard with an excellent pair of tall ashlar gate piers c.1704 with rusticated pilasters and pulvinated friezes, cyma moulded cornices, surmounted by ball finials. Rear of house has 2 coped gables with finials and mullioned and transomed windows with tall inserted stair window with architrave. To left, doorway with shallow arch has inscribed lintel dated 1626. Facing this range another of 2 storeys with chamfered mullioned windows and doorway with cyma moulded surround the lintel inscribed " H " set within a tressure. Linking block has 16E S98 similar doorway and another with basket arched lintel. Cross window and columbarium.

Interior preserves 2 fireplaces of high quality masonry. One in Swift Mews has been imported and has shallow Tudor arch and elaborate moulded suround, with detached fluted Corinthian columns, entablature and moulded cornice. No 6, the former parlour wing, has Tudor arched fireplace with carved shields set in sunken spandrels, cyma moulded surround with decorated lintel flanked by tall fluted Doric pilasters with faces carved on the pedestals. Full entablature enriched by fluting and roundels. Dog-leg stair with raised and fielded dado panelling. King post roof with "V" struts.

A house of some distinction added to at various dates with the rear buildings probably used for textile manufacture. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London, 1967) p.494.

Listing NGR: SE0264418888

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Radcliffe, E - Title: The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding - Date: 1967 - Page References: 494

National Grid Reference: SE 02644 18888

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