WELCOME TO LONGLEY OLD HALL

The former home of the Ramsdens' of Longley, 
Lords of the Manors of Almondbury and Huddersfield

"An architectural goldmine"  
Simon Jenkins in England's Thousand Best Houses

A Grade ll* listed building with its origins in the 14th century

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The Elizabethan front of the hall                                                                                                                                                               Victorian alterations at the rear of the hall

INTERESTING DATES

71-74 - Although now thought speculative, in 1925 research by the Tolson Museum indicated the first Roman incursions followed native tracks from Manchester over the Pennines to Meltham, then around the north of the British fort of Castle Hill and on to Kirklees. The natural route would have taken them past the site of the Hall down to the ford at Aspley

1312 - Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster, inherits the Lordship of the Manor of Almanbury, along with the other manors in the Honour of Pontefract

1342 - Majoria del Wodde (nee de Bellemont) signed a deed absolving her brother, Sir John, for the responsibility for the death of Robertus her husband. Robertus may have had some involvement in the "Elland Feud" between his de Bellemont kinsmen and the d'Elland family                                                                                                    

1502 - Due to the close blood relationship between the families, John Wode had to obtain a special licence in order to
marry Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of Richard Beaumont of Whitley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Advice written in William Ramsden's Commonplace Book
 at Longley Old Hall in 1544

Geyt thy goodes truly spend them precisely
Set thy goodes dewly lend thou them wisely
True getting wise spending

Have he lyttyll or moche kepeth a man full Rutche
Untyll hes ending

                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Updated 23rd November 2012       

  visitors since 1 April 2001