Walton Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameWalton Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityWakefield
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishWalton

Site of manor house, built before 1333 and subsequently demolished. Only the medieval water gate survives. A licence to crenellate was granted 1333-4. The site is now occupied by a country house built 1767-8. (PastScape)

Water gate. Said to be medieval. Roughly-dressed well-coursed masonry largely overgrown by ivy. Central segmental archway with inner recess for doors leads to flight of 7 stone steps. Flanking central turrets from one of which it is said Oliver Cromwell fired the first swivel-cannon gun in England. The whole is surmounted by large carved wooden crucifix. (Listed Building Report)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE364163
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  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 421
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 129
  • Pevsner, N., 1959, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding (London, Penguin) p. 528
  • Walker, J.M., 1934, Wakefield, its History and People (West Yorkshire Printing Co.) p. 626-7
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 410 online copy


  • Wilson, D.M. and Hurst, D.G., 1967, Medieval Archaeology Vol. 11 p. 301 download copy
  • Brears, P.C.D., 1966, CBA Group 4 Newsletter p. 9
  • Jewitt, L. and Smith, W., 1883, 'Notes on some early castles, manor houses, and homesteads of Yorkshire' Old Yorkshire Vol. 4 p. 113 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1893, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1330-34) Vol. 2 p. 519 online copy