West Yorkshire

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  • East Riddlesden Hall - (NT)

    East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber

    Historic House

    East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century manor house in Keighley, West Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust.

    Yorkshire and Humber - West Yorkshire, Riddlesden, Keighley

    East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century manor house in Keighley, West Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust.

    The hall was built in 1642 by a wealthy Halifax clothier, James Murgatroyd. The hall is a Grade-I-listed building. There is a medieval tithebarn in the grounds.

    East Riddlesden Hall perches on a small plateau overlooking a bend in the River Aire on its way downstream from the town of Keighley. Interesting features include well-restored living accommodation on two floors, two Yorkshire Rose windows, a walled garden, the ruined Starkie wing and several ghosts (reputedly). A hiding place for Catholic priests was installed during the 16th century.

    The property was extended and re-built by James Murgatroyd and his wife Hannah, using local Yorkshire stone, in 1648. He also built other stone manor houses throughout the West Riding of Yorkshire. In the great hall, a small fireplace can be seen above the main fireplace, where the floor for the first-floor accommodation was not built. James Murgatroyd was a Royalist, and this can be seen in royalist symbols and graffiti on and in the building. For example, the Bothy (now the tea room and shop) has the heads of Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France carved in the topmost stone work.


     


  • Hardcastle Crags - (NT)

    Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber

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    Yorkshire and Humber - West Yorkshire

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  • Harewood House (HHA) (THoE)

    Harewood House, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber

    Historic House

    Harewood House is a country house in Harewood near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

    Yorkshire and Humber - West Yorkshire, Harewood, Leeds

    Harewood House is a country house in Harewood near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

    Designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, it was built between 1759 and 1771 for wealthy plantation owner Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood. The landscape was designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown and spans 1,000 acres (400 ha) at Harewood.

    Still home to the Lascelles family, Harewood House is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, a marketing consortium for ten of the foremost historic homes in the country. The house is a Grade-I-listed building, and a number of features in the grounds and courtyard have been listed as Grade I, II and II*. .. more


     


  • Marsden Moor Estate - (NT)

    Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber

    Estate

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    Yorkshire and Humber - West Yorkshire

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  • Nostell Priory and Parkland - (NT)

    Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber

    Priory

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