Keys to the Past

Kirkheaton Manor House (Capheaton)

Kirkheaton Manor House, Capheaton. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Kirkheaton Manor House, Capheaton. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This house incorporates a 16th century bastle and has later additions dating to the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries. It was probably built for Cuthbert Heron of Kirkheaton at the end of the 16th century and was lived in until 1900. For the next 30 years it lay empty and became derelict, but was restored by 1931. The north wall and end walls of the main part of the building have walls about 1m wide and are probably the remains of the original defensible building or bastle. There may also have been a turret or possibly a full size tower. In the 17th century the building was altered and many features of this period still survive. An extension was built in the mid-18th century as well as some alterations to the main building. The 20th century restoration heightened many of the rooms in the main building and enlarged the windows. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10188
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.




See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Capheaton


Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.