RUINS OF THE MEDIEVAL THORNHILL HALL IN MOATED ENCLOSURE, IN RECTORY GROUNDS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1134729
Date first listed:
30-Jun-1949
Statutory Address:
RUINS OF THE MEDIEVAL THORNHILL HALL IN MOATED ENCLOSURE, IN RECTORY GROUNDS, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUINS OF THE MEDIEVAL THORNHILL HALL IN MOATED ENCLOSURE, IN RECTORY GROUNDS, CHURCH LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Kirklees (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 25635 18920

Details

DEWSBURY CB CHURCH LANE SE 21 NE (Thornhill) SE 256 189

6/29 Ruins of the medieval Thornhill Hall in moated 30/6/49 enclosure, in Rectory grounds

II

Fragments of a manor house. 1450. The moat, also 1450 is still well filled with water. The ruins comprise a fire-place of rubble, lined in brickwork, and part of a wall containing the sill of a large 2-light window and part of the moulded surround. Two, much erroded, limestone eagles on the edge of the water moved in the C19 but said to have been on the site of the gatehouse to the hall.

In August 1648 troops of Lady Anne Savile, under Capt. Thos. Paulden defended the hall against the Parliamentary forces under Col. Sir Thos. Fairfax. They were forced to surrender but the hall was accidentally blown up and destroyed.

B. Nuttall, A History of Thornhill, 1970.

Listing NGR: SE2563518920

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
340714
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Nuttall, B, A History of Thornhill, (1970)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 20 Aug 1999
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