Heath Old Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameHeath Old Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityWakefield
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishWakefield

Country house at Heath Village constructed by 1595. It comprised two storeys and a symmetrical front with central porch and flanking turret bays in a Palladian villa style. Alterations were carried out in C18. Ashlar front with hammerdressed stone to rear and Welsh slate and lead roof. It was demolished in the 1960s. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Ingham includes this Elizabethan house in his list of fortified houses. Had decorative battlements but otherwise not fortified although the turrets do reflect the continuity of castle architectural forms.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE351201
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