Ovenden Hall, Ovenden Road - Calderdale

Completed 1662 for Joseph Fourness, a wealthy agent engaged in the buying and selling of cloth in London. It has an imposing south front of higher quality masonry, originally with three gables; the west wing was added in the late C19. A service wing was added in the C18 and has recently been converted to self-contained dwellings. The roof to the hall is in poor condition with attendant decay. The building has been subject to heritage crime. Historic England is working with the owners to cost repairs to the building and explore opportunities for reuse.

Ovenden Hall, Ovenden Road - Calderdale
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    OVENDEN HALL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1242456
    Local Planning Authority:
    Calderdale
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Country house

Location

    Building Name:
    Ovenden Hall
    Street Name:
    Ovenden Road
    County:
    West Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Calderdale
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Halifax
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company