Bradley Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameBradley Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityCalderdale
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishHuddersfield

A licence to crenellate was granted to John Pylkington in 1477.

Bradley Hall Probably C17, with house body rebuilt in C19. Longhouse type. Hammer-dressed stone. Pitched stone slate roof. C19 red brick extension to north. 2 storeys. Housebody has 3 ranges of stone mullioned casements and door with 4 moulded panels. Barn has segment-headed barn door; 1 (apparently C17) planked door with chamfered jambs and lintel, and 3 1st floor openings with widely splayed embrasures. Another similar to rear. Extension has one range of windows and one of planked doors. Bradley was the southernmost grange of Fountains Abbey: it covered 4,400 acres. Bradley Hall may have been the site of the principal farm. (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Gatehouse is informed, by John Goodchild, this was Bradley near Huddersfield. and that John had obtained this property, previously a grange, from Fountains Abbey. A Bradley Hall and Park are marked on the modern Map about a mile north of the parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSE170212
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  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1901, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III (1476-85) p. 71 online copy


  • Goodchild, John, 16 July 2008, 'Pray for his Soul: A Medieval Adventurer, Sir John Pilkington of Wakefield' Talk given at the Pilkington Chatry in Wakefield Cathedral for the Wakefield Historical Society.