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Ovenden Hall - Halifax -Aug -2013

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This had to do this at night been a bit of traffic in and out during the day so i apologize for the pictures.

I wanted to get in before they ruined it but i was a little too late.

The Hanson family are mentioned to have lived here in the 16th century.

The present house was built by Joseph Fourness in 1662 on the site of an earlier house.

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Owners and tenants have included

· Robert Fletcher [18th century]

· Captain John Furness [1713]

· John Sutcliffe [1790]

· Thomas Sutcliffe [1810]

· William Pollard and his family [1790 until 1802]

· William Foster [1874]

· William Brear [1891]

· Frederic Walker [1901]

· Frank Egerton Walker [1904]

· Rev William Foxley Norris

Reconstruction work was done by Gamaliel Sutcliffe

In 1944, it became a home for the elderly.

Was Grade II listed in 1954

It was also used via Halifax Social Services, Fostering Service.

A planning application was withdraw to renovate the house in June last year.















Weird seat under the stairs, i heard a rumour this place was a foster care home or something to do with children at some point. Maybe this is the naughty cupboard?



Why the prison door?



super safe walkway above.















Thanks for looking ... I will be doing a revisit at some point did not get the shots I wanted.


 
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Interesting looking place, would love to see this place day time !, cheers

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Some nice little bits in there mate, love the wood carvings

(y)

 

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Looks a cracking House and good to see.

Did Intend to visit here a while ago but we ended up else where.

Thanks for the share

(y)

 

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Nice shots, thanks for the share :)

 

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That's a beautiful fireplace with the wood carvings. Cheers.

 

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Cracking woodwork detail in there! Looks a nice explore, thanks for sharing (y)

 

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What a shame it's ended up like this, looks like it was a lovely house in it's day. Bit odd having that bolted door and under stair bench thing indeed! Nice report thanks for sharing :)

 

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That's a real strange place, bit spooky !

 
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