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Howley Hall

Hob Uid: 51161
Location :
Leeds
Morley
Grid Ref : SE2550025150
Summary : The ruins of Howley Hall and the earthwork remains of its associated gardens. The earthworks which represent the house today stand to a height of about 2.5 metres and indicate that the house was 56 metres square based around a central courtyard 25 metres square. Fronting the west facade of the house are the earthwork remains of terraced, formal flower beds. Adjoined to the east range is the well preserved remains of a walled privy garden. Within the garden there is the remains of a small pond. To the south of the house further earthwork enclosures appear to have been originally walled. To the north of the house are three, large, raised parallel garden earthwork terraces. All three terraces were probably walled. It is suggested that Howley Hall was built between 1585 and 1590 to the designs of Abraham Ackroyd for Sir John Savile. Later additions to Howley Hall are suggested between 1646 and 1661. After suffering a period of neglect and stone robbing, the house was eventually blown up with gunpowder sometime between 1717 and 1730, leaving only a few corner fragments. Scheduled.
More information : [SE 2550 2515] Howley Hall [G.T.] (Remains of) (1)

Howley Hall was built by Sir John Savile in 1590, and was
demolished in 1730. (2)

Only a fragmentary length of walling of the east range of Howley
Hall survives, though an extensive area of overgrown rubble (centred
at SE 25442514), extends to the north and west of the published
remains.
GP. AO. 63.211.2 shows the extant walling. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" (prov.) 1957.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Allen T. 1831. History of Yorkshire,3 , 290
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 26-NOV-63
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24/09/1997
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built between 1585-1590
Monument End Date : 1590
Monument Start Date : 1585
Monument Type : Courtyard House, Flower Bed, Formal Garden, Garden Terrace, Pond
Evidence : Demolished Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1646-1661 alterations
Monument End Date : 1661
Monument Start Date : 1646
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished between 1717-1730
Monument End Date : 1730
Monument Start Date : 1717
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29897
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 22 NE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 22 NE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-11-26
End Date : 1963-11-26