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Quarmby Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Huddersfield.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Kirklees.
1974 county of West Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE11401725
Latitude 53.65170° Longitude -1.82889°

Quarmby Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Quarmby Hall. Hammer dressed stone. Pitched stone slate roof, catslide to west. 2 storeys. String. Moulded plinth. One 6-light stone mullion and transom window with chamfered mullions in double chamfered reveals: hoodmould. Ground floor has one 3-light square mullioned window in double chamfered reveals string raised to form hoodmould. One range of 3-light square mullioned windows to left, flush with wall. Hart trippant badge in relief on 1st floor. East side has one 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window, with chamfered mullions in double chamfered reveals on ground floor, and one 3-light stone mullioned window with chamfered mullions in double-chamfered reveals on 1st floor. History Quarmby Hall was the seat of Hugh de Quarmby of Quarmby, one of the protagonists in the famous Elland feud of the C14. The Hart Tripant was the crest of John Blythe, Lord of the Manor of Quarmby (1574-87). (Listed Building Report)

The preceding manor house is sometimes said to be fortified. It is best known for the part it played in the Elland Feud which resulted in Sir Hugh Quarmby being slain by Sir John Elland, High Sheriff of Yorkshire and his men one night in 1341. However the ease by which these men gained access to the Hall might suggest the fortifications were slight, although Sir Hugh was said to be 'not suspecting any such evil design could be projected against him' (Midgley, p. 6)
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