Detached house for saleScout Hall, Lee Lane, Shibden, Halifax, HX3
- Grade II* Listed
Outstanding opportunity to acquire a fine stone built Grade II* Listed 17th Century Detached Residence requiring total internal refitting and refurbishment in idyllic semi rural location but with easy main road access.
"Scout Hall" was built circa 1680 in the reign of Charles II and is "Grade II Star Listed" as a building of ‘Historical Importance’ built by a second generation ‘Gentleman’ Mr John Mitchell, Grandson of a Halifax Cloth Merchant.
This fine building has ranges of tall rectangular windows on either side of a central doorway with cross mullions which are combined with asymmetrically placed oval windows, with feature original stone carved ‘Fox Hunting Scene’ in the front entrance door frieze.
The style has Italian architectural influence clearly the period around 1680 was a transitional time producing a rapid replacement of older, possible medieval, houses by the construction of the ‘New type’ multiple pile houses by recently emerged gentry families and the size and ambiance of ‘Scout Hall’ was achieved by its 3rd storey. Historical writings speak of ‘Grandness and Fashionable Nature of the Building’
This fine Listed Building is set in approximately 4 Acres of Equestrian Pasture Land in the renownedly beautiful rural district of Shibden Valley near to the ancient West Yorkshire township of Halifax and in a wonderful geographical location within a very short driving distance of the M62 motorway providing access to all national motorway systems and easy commuting for Manchester and Leeds. The property is also in easy distance to some of England’s most beautiful rural areas including the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Country, North Yorkshire Moors, Derbyshire Peak District, Lake District and within 3 hours rail commuting distance of London’s Kings Cross.
The substantial three storey residence provides an overall internal developable area of approximately 7000 sq.ft (650 m2).
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