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Calverley Old Hall, Calverley (Calverley)
Colour image2000/2001. Image shows Calverley Old Hall in Woodhall Road, once the seat of the Calverley family and now a Grade 1 listed building. Jutting out to the left is the chapel wing dating from about 1488. The Great Hall on the right is thought to date from around 1485. The solar in the centre was originally a timber structure but was clad in stone around 1630. Landmark Trust acquired Calverley Old Hall in 1981 and have since made repairs to the ancient building, including the chapel, the hammer-beam hall roof and one of the wings, the North House. This wing has been renovated as accommodation and is let all year round to visitors.
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Calverley Old Hall, Woodhall Road (Calverley)
Black & White image1905. Image shows Calverley Old Hall, the seat of the Calverley family and a grade I listed building. The Chapel wing on the left dates back to before 1488 (mentioned in the will of this date of William Calverley). The Great Hall, on the right, dates from about 1485. The Solar, centre building, is timber framed, encased in stone in about 1630. Internally, there are many medieval used timbers. The porch over the front door was added in the late 19th Century. The gable of the Chamber Block is visible at the rear of The Solar which was built in 1550. One of the Upper Chambers here is said to be the scene of the notorious 'Calverley Murders' in 1605. A young Walter Calverley killed two of his infant sons and attempted to murder his wife. He refused to commit himself to trial and was executed by being pressed with stones. The truth of Walter Calverley's state of mind and motives have been distorted by the various London Pampheteers of the day and two plays were written and performed. The family moved from Calverley Old Hall when Sir Walter Calverley (1670-1749) built Esholt Hall in 1707. The Calverley residence was eventually split into smaller units. It was acquired by the Landmark Trust in 1981 and has been much altered and restored. Rooms in the north wing have been refurbished as holiday lettings.
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Calverley Old Hall, Woodhall Road (west side) (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated View of Calverley Old Hall, once the seat of the Calverley family and dating from C 1400. It was enlarged and extended over the centuries. The Great Hall, right, replace an earlier, narrower structure in 1485. The Chapel left, was also built at this time. The Calverley family moved from here in the 18th century and the building became occupied by weavers and farmers.
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Calverley Old Hall, Woodhall Road, west side (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated View of the old Manor House, Calverley Old Hall, a grade I listed building, part of which dates from the 15th Century. It was the seat of the Calverley family until the 17th Century. The building with the gable facing is the solar, the oldest part, and has a timber framed structure. In the background far left is the gable of the Chamber block where the notorious Calverley murders took place in 1605. The Chapel, foreground left, and Great Hall, right, date from the late 15th Century. Note the break in the masonry in the Great Hall above the window on the right. This probably dates from when the gable end was rebuilt in the early 18th Century. There are the remains of the original tall window of cinquefoil-headed lights. Calverley Old Hall is now the property of the Landmark Trust.
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Calverley Old Hall, Woodhall Road,interior of Private Chapel (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated View of the interior of the Private Chapel of Calverley Old Hall, built C 1485. The Hall itself dates back, in parts, to the 14th Century. The illustration shows the gable and the 3-light chamfered window with trefoil-headed lights at the east end. Below is the detail from a panel and carving within the Chapel. For centuries Calverley Old Hall was the seat of the Calverleys and the fine roof and screen of the Chapel, plus the carving of the interior woodwork, reflect their status in Medieval Society.
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