Keys to the Past

The Old Hall, Bradford (Belsay)

Bradford Old Hall, Belsay. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bradford Old Hall, Belsay. Photo by Peter Ryder.

At Bradford South Farm between the 19th century farmhouse and a group of 19th century planned farm buildings is a two-storeyed building which is the former Bradford Hall. It is a rectangular building 18.3m by 8.4m with walls up to 1m thick on the ground floor. The house was originally of three bays. The ground floor of the central bay was the hall. The building has unusually wide doorways. The main surviving features of the building is a 3.1m wide fireplace at the north end of the east wall. It is carved with the date 1567 and the initials GO, which probably stand for Gabriel Ogle, who built the hall. It was probably built in the mid-16th century.

Reference number:N10262
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay

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