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Watendlath Tarn. Cumbria.   Taken Aug 05 using a Canon Powershot S50


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Pictures of East Riddlesden Hall

a Historic Building in the town of Keighley, in the county of West Yorkshire

About East Riddlesden Hall

For a glorious day out amongst spectacular countryside where you get an evocative glimpse into the past there are few properties to rival East Riddlesden Hall in the heart of evocative Bronte country.

The house, found close to Keighley, is a magnificent 17th-century "Merchant's House" with a fascinating history. It was once owned by James Murgatroyd, a staunch Royalist from Halifax who bought it in 1631, it was one of nineteen houses which he owned. James Murgatroyd was a man of varied interests, an early entrepreneur, his business included coal mining, farming and cloth manufacture.

Visitors to the Hall can expect to see a fine banqueting hall, magnificent plasterwork ceilings, panelling, and a superb Restoration-period staircase. There is excellent Yorkshire oak furniture and a delightful display of needlework pictures and embroideries.

In the sweeping grounds there is a timber-framed tithe barn, considered to be one of the best in the country, with a collection of farm implements.

The grounds show mature oaks and beeches, and close to the dramatic ruins of the Starkie Wing visitors can explore a lovely scented garden filled with an abundance of vibrant flowers, including lavender, roses and herbs.

An orchard provides the opportunity to experience old varieties of Yorkshire apple trees amid a carpet of delicate wild flowers.

Both house and grounds are open from April to November. During this period there are special events and summer activities for children.

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