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Slide 7 - Situate at the bottom of the Park, on the borders of the lake, we see the interesting old timber-framed house, which was some years ago brought from Cripplegate, Halifax, by Mr John Lister, and re-erected by him on the site it now occupies.

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Slide 6 - This picture shows a portion of the North Front of the Hall, which is the oldest part of the edifice. It will be seen from the foregoing that the occupancy of the Hall can be fully traced from the year 1410. Five hundred years have rolled…

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Slide 5 - A fine oak staircase leads from the 'House Body' to the apartments on the upper floor. Ascending the staircase we are shown in one of the rooms on the upper storey, a massive carved oak four poster bed, dating from the time of Queen…

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Slide 4 - The entrance to the Hall on the south side is by a long narrow porch, which opens into a long passage (as was the case in all medieval mansions) through the entire width of the house. On the left of this passage is the most interesting…

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Slide 3 - Placed within a park of about sixty acres, the position of Shibden Hall, like that of most old houses, is well chosen. Standing midway down the slope of a hill, its principle frontage is towards the south.

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Slide 2 - The principle entrance to the park is on the highway from Hipperholme to Halifax, at Godley Cutting. The Entrance Lodge is an imposing building, but rather heavy in appearance. Above the pointed archway is a shield, bearing the Lister arms.

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Slide 1 - "A front of timber-crost antiquity"

This line from Tennyson's 'Enoch Arden' aptly describes the appearance of the fine old Hall overlooking the pleasant Shibden Dale. Shibden Hall is one of the few structures now remaining erected at a…

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The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. Oldest of local homesteads, rich with features illustrative of many centuries of house architecture internal and external, it is fitting that Shibden Hall…

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Th Grade II Listed house dates from the15th century and is now owned by Calderdale Council and along with its park is open to the public.
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