Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire

Gramps ID P0189
Latitude 53.713953
Longitude -1.9026293
County Yorkshire
Enclosed By
Sowerby Bridge
Place Encloses


Historic England listing: SOWERBY BRIDGE WILLOW HALL DRIVE SE 0624 (north side, off) 10/304 Lower Willow Hall - GV II House, now 2. 1790 with addition of 1860. Coursed squared stone with some C19 brick; stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 X 3 bays with C19 range to rear. South (garden) front: central bay canted. Ashlar plinth, rusticated quoins and cill bands; moulded cornice. 4-pane sashes to ground floor of canted bay and right-hand bays, otherwise sashes with glazing bars, all in raised ashlar surrounds. Hipped roof. Brick stacks with ashlar bands flank central bay. Right return: as front, with door in right bay having overlight and shouldered surround in later trellis porch. Central first-floor window is a sash with glazing bars. C19 range breaks forward on right and has a door with 2 etched glass round-arched panels and initialled overlight. Left return: in left bay a 4-panel door with side windows and ashlar jambs rising into a keyed Venetian stair window, the arched window retaining a sash with glazing bars. Interior: panelled doors in architraves with decorative friezes. Stair has shallow stone treads, decorative iron balusters and moulded mahogany handrail with curtail.
Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion: In the 1990s, later owners reunited the two halves of the house and when last seen it was still standing. The Gatehouse has a stone with the arms of the Lees family. The Gatehouse has been converted into a house and is listed.

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Source References

  1. Historic England [S0076]