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Walton Old Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorp Arch, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.9235 / 53°55'24"N

Longitude: -1.3276 / 1°19'39"W

OS Eastings: 444252

OS Northings: 447695

OS Grid: SE442476

Mapcode National: GBR MR52.C8

Mapcode Global: WHDB1.LN00

Entry Name: Walton Old Hall

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Last Amended: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342058

Location: Walton, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Walton

Built-Up Area: Thorp Arch

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

LS23 (west side)

2/135 Walton Old Hall 1
2.9.52 (formerly listed as
Walton Hall)


Manor house. Rebuilt early C18 by Nicholas or John Fairfax (Speight, p.395);
extended later (Speight p.387); extensive C20 alterations. Irregularly-
coursed magnesian limestone rubble, stone slate roof. L-shaped plan: 2
storeys, 1:3 windows to 1st floor on north side. Quoins; double-chamfered,
mullioned windows (mostly renewed). Gabled wing projecting on left has 4-
light window beneath an old, transomed 4-light window; main range set back on
right has a plain doorway on left of a 3-light window and small lean-to
addition beyond; 3-light window to 1st floor flanked by 2-light windows.
Stone stacks to eaves on left and to ridge of hipped main-range roof on
right. C20 porch on south side flanked by 5-light windows to left and 2- and
3-light windows on right. Left return: lean-to beneath an original 3-light
window (restored).
Interior not inspected. Built on the site of the ancestral home of the
Fairfax family known to have lived here since the 14th century; the
descendants including Robert Fairfax, composer, c1500 (previous list
description) and Sir Guy Fairfax, prominent Yorkist in the Wars of the Roses.
Used as a girls' boarding school in the C19.
H. Speight,Lower Wharfedale, 1902.
NMR (full photographic record of house prior to C20 renovation).

Listing NGR: SE4425247695

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