Elphaborough Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameElphaborough Hall
Alternative NamesElphborough; Elfletburgh
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityCalderdale
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishHebden Royd

Licence to crenellate was granted to John Pylkington in 1477 for Elfletburgh. This was the manor of Elphaborough obtained by his father, originally from Pilkington, Lancashire, who was steward of the royal estate of Sowerby.

Elphaborough Hall. Post-medieval (?) house standing in eminently defensible position at the confluence of Cragg Brook and the River Calder. Possible location of well documented medieval settlement of Elphaborough. (West Yorkshire HER)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSE011259
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  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Rosemary Horrox, 2004, 'Pilkington family (per. c.1325–c.1500)' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press) view online copy (subscription may be needed)
  • Smith, A.H., 1961, The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Part 3 Morley Wapentake (English Place-Name Society 32) p. 160

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.