leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (3), Result Page (1 of 1)
Search Aspect ( Thomas Danby )
Location - Leeds & District

Farnley Hall, Coat of Arms (Farnley)
Black & White image24th June 1949. Photograph showns the interior of Farnley Hall with a crest of Sir Thomas Danby, an inscription, carved in stone is over a stone archway. The inscription reads, 'builded in the year of our Lord 1586 and in the reign of the queen 78. B I S Thomas Danby, Knight'.
[internal reference; 3171:CLIE Farnley 6]
Farnley Hall, Hall Lane (Farnley) (3 comments)
Colour image2005. View of Farnley Hall, Hall Lane, originally the sixteenth century seat of the Danby family but little remains of that building after the Hall was demolished and rebuilt in 1756. A very eroded inscription, however, can still be seen at the rear which once read 'Builded in the year of our Lord, 1586 and in the reayn of the Queen 78 bi Thomas Danby, Knight'. His great great grandson, also Thomas Danby, became the first Mayor of Leeds in 1661 under the second charter of Charles II. Thomas Danby College was named after him. The Hall and estate was sold in 1799 by William Danby of Swinton, near Masham, to James Armitage, a Leeds Wool Merchant Nowadays, the Yorkshire and Humberside Museums Council is based here.
[internal reference; 200666_161369:COMM 16/8]
Farnley Hall, south side of Hall Lane (Farnley)
Colour image2005. View of Farnley Hall situated off the south side of Hall Lane. Although the original Hall dates from 1586, as built by Thomas Danby, very little of this now still exists. Most of the Hall dates from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. On the left, the 2 storey bowed end bay is visible, facing east on the right return. The rear wing of the east facade is adjacent to it and incorporates twelve windows on two levels, and a doorway to the left Centre. On the right of the image the old brick stable block is visible dating back to the 17th Century. The brickwork is random bond and the bricks are hand made. The Hall, the Stables and various other buildings are grade II listed.
[internal reference; 200668_161374:COMM 16/13]