Quarmby Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameQuarmby Hall
Alternative NamesQuarnby
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityKirklees
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishHuddersfield

Quarmby Hall. Hammer dressed stone. Pitched stone slate roof, catslide to west. 2 storeys. String. Moulded plinth. One 6-light stone mullion and transom window with chamfered mullions in double chamfered reveals: hoodmould. Ground floor has one 3-light square mullioned window in double chamfered reveals string raised to form hoodmould. One range of 3-light square mullioned windows to left, flush with wall. Hart trippant badge in relief on 1st floor. East side has one 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window, with chamfered mullions in double chamfered reveals on ground floor, and one 3-light stone mullioned window with chamfered mullions in double-chamfered reveals on 1st floor. History Quarmby Hall was the seat of Hugh de Quarmby of Quarmby, one of the protagonists in the famous Elland feud of the C14. The Hart Tripant was the crest of John Blythe, Lord of the Manor of Quarmby (1574-87). (Listed Building Report)

The preceding manor house is sometimes said to be fortified. It is best known for the part it played in the Elland Feud which resulted in Sir Hugh Quarmby being slain by Sir John Elland, High Sheriff of Yorkshire and his men one night in 1341. However the ease by which these men gained access to the Hall might suggest the fortifications were slight, although Sir Hugh was said to be 'not suspecting any such evil design could be projected against him' (Midgley, p. 6)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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  • Hunter, J., 1831, South Yorkshire. The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster in the Diocese and County of York Vol. 2 p. 231
  • Midgley, S., 1789, 'Revenge upon Revenge' The history of the town and parish of Halifax online copy


  • Michelmore, D., 1977, 'Quarmby Hall' Sciant Presentes (Newsletter of the Medieval section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society) Vol. 2
  • Michelmore, D., 1976, 'Quarmby Hall' Sciant Presentes (Newsletter of the Medieval section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society) Vol. 1


  • Giles, C., 1990, Quarmby Hall, RCHME Rural Houses Survey