Lower Small Shaw farmhouse, Hebden Bridge

This Grade II listed farmhouse recorded recently by our Sheffield office originally comprised a small two cell, two-storey structure constructed in the 16th century as a yeoman’s house, extended and altered in the 17th century to form a laithe house, a dual purpose structure combining house and agricultural building in one range.

Laithe houses reflect the close links between seasonal agriculture and textile production in the area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the example at Lower Small Shaw providing ample space for a loom.

275 Lower Small Shaw farmhouse, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire