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
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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


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