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Listed Building: NOS. 21 AND 23 CROMFORD HILL (1277885)

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Grade II
Authority English Heritage
Volume/Map/Item 668, 1, 108
Date assigned Wednesday, September 12, 1990
Date last amended


Pair of houses. Probably 1790s, built for Richard Arkwright to accommodate textile workers for his mills, with later alterations. Random rubble, No. 21 rendered; reconstituted slab roof to No. 21, Welsh slate to No. 23. Similar in plan to Arkwright Phase I type, ie originally single unit with rear services, No. 23 with integral side lean-to outshut; 3 storeys, side stairs against party wall behind and to one side of front entrance; 2-bay front elevations, the entrance bay with no windows above, the other with window to each floor, those to No. 23 retaining an early form (ie under cambered arches), those to No. 21 enlarged; doorways with large lintels (not visible to No. 21); moulded stone eaves cornice and plinth. Modern top-openers and central swivel windows to Nos 21 and 23 respectively; modern part-glazed doors. Central red and black brick stack. Small roughly coursed rubble wing and a late C20 flat roofed extension to rear. Although considerably altered, these houses retain much of their original plan and appearance and make an important contribution to the street scene.

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Grid reference SK 29461 56818 (point)
Map sheet SK25NE

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Nov 7 2013 4:22PM

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