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Latitude: 53.6661 / 53°39'58"N
Longitude: -1.6135 / 1°36'48"W
OS Eastings: 425635
OS Northings: 418920
OS Grid: SE256189
Mapcode National: GBR KV51.HJ
Mapcode Global: WHCB4.53XS
Entry Name: Ruins of the Medieval Thornhill Hall in Moated Enclosure, in Rectory Grounds
Listing Date: 30 June 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134729
English Heritage Legacy ID: 340714
Location: Kirklees, WF12
Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury South
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Thornhill St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
DEWSBURY CB CHURCH LANE
SE 21 NE (Thornhill)
SE 256 189
6/29 Ruins of the medieval
Thornhill Hall in moated
30/6/49 enclosure, in Rectory
Fragments of a manor house. 1450. The moat, also 1450 is still
well filled with water. The ruins comprise a fire-place of rubble,
lined in brickwork, and part of a wall containing the sill of a
large 2-light window and part of the moulded surround. Two, much
erroded, limestone eagles on the edge of the water moved in the C19
but said to have been on the site of the gatehouse to the hall.
In August 1648 troops of Lady Anne Savile, under Capt. Thos. Paulden
defended the hall against the Parliamentary forces under Col. Sir
Thos. Fairfax. They were forced to surrender but the hall was
accidentally blown up and destroyed.
B. Nuttall, A History of Thornhill, 1970.
Listing NGR: SE2563518920
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