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Title: Broad Bottom Old Hall, Broad Bottom Lane, Mytholmroyd - CBC00505

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Broad Bottom Old Hall, Broad Bottom Lane, Mytholmroyd - CBC00505


Grade II*

Late medieval timber-framed open hall encased in stone mid C16. Large dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2-storey cross-wing. All windows are chamfered mullioned some retaining cavetto mullions; 3 over 4 mullioned and transomed window with chamfered light to right. Gabled wing breaks forward and has coping with kneelers; 2-light window to left of doorway with segmental arched lintel with chamfered surround leading to inner-porch with doorway set within the re- entrant angle which has straight lintel and stop chamfered surround; 3-light window over to 1st floor with 2 added lights to right. Single stack to ridge of hall range. Projecting rainwater spout at junction of No. 2 Broad Bottom (q.v.) which breaks forward. Interior preserves 2 bays of post-and-truss construction forming aisles. Hall of 1 1/2 bays has posts on stylobats with curved braces to arcade plate and tie- beam of Type 1 king post truss (D.J.H. Michelmore, "A Preliminary Typology for Pennine Aisled Barns with King-Post Roofs", The Brigantian 3 (1974), (Journal of Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society), which has tall king post and wide tie-beam without struts. The former bressumer acts as one of the posts on the opposite side to the fire-screen which has board and muntin panelling with original settle support and chamfered heck-post with -remains of fire-hood over the screen.. Closing truss to the hall is king post truss with 'A' struts above close studded wall with remains of wattle infill; brattished spring-board to dais canopy (now gone) below which is oak board and muntin panelled wall doorways in aisles to solar end (replaced by No. 4 Broad Bottom q.v.). C18 stone fireplace has flat arched lintel with corbelled jambs and chamfered surround. A rare and important survival. Illustrated in A. Comfort, Ancient Halls in and About Halifax, (1913), p.23. C. F. Stell, p.16-25, 262, 315, 313.

NGR SE 00789 26591

Historic England List Entry Number 1279330

CMBC Ref 2/53




PHDA - Calderdale MBC


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