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Ruins of the Medieval Thornhill Hall in Moated Enclosure, in Rectory Grounds

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury South, Kirklees

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WM98P+FJ

Entry Name: Ruins of the Medieval Thornhill Hall in Moated Enclosure, in Rectory Grounds

Listing Date: 30 June 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340714

ID on this website: 101134729

Location: Thornhill Rectory Park, Thornhill, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, WF12

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thornhill St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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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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