Built in 1642 by James Murgatroyd and his wife Hannah, out of local Yorkshire Stone. Murgatroid was a loyalist and suffered for it after the defeat of Charles I. It has a Priest Hole, and the house has had quite a history. It was gifted to the National Trust in the 1930s and since then, has been used for an episode of "Sharpe" and for a 1992 movie of "Wuthering Heights". Reputed to be haunted and well worth a visit. The guides were very friendly on our visit on 13th April 2010.
A picture of: East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley ( More pictures of East Riddlesden Hall by Rod Burkey )
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D300
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 30 mm, Aperture: f 6.3, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/160 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0.33333333333333 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 13, 2010, 1:48 pm
ImageID:1112895, Image size: 2640 x 1753 pixels
It's an amazing building and a lovely shot, Rod. Thanks for the history too. Did they have the American cartoon Snagglepuss on over there? He always used to say "Heavens to Murgatroid." lol
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