Baildon Old Hall

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Baildon Old Hall
Address Westgate
Postcode BD17 5EZ
Built Mid 17th C
Built by Stead Family
Style Vernacular
Grade II list No. 1199367
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A house sometimes called Baildon Old Hall is on the left at the top of Westgate. It is also known as Stead Hall as that old Baildon family built it in the 17th century. The Stead family are first mentioned in documents in 1432 and appear in the parish registers until the mid 18th century. The Stead family also appear to have had trouble during the reign of Charles I. William Steads senior and junior were each fined £10, a large sum in those days, for not appearing at his coronation to take up knighthoods. For most of the 18th century the Butlers lived at Stead Hall. Anne Butler married Isaac Hollings of Bradford and she leased the Hall to Richard Goldsborough a worsted stuff manufacturer. His descendants lived there until the early 20th century.

Census Data

1881 census

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Walker Goldsbro' (Goldsborough) Head 60 Male Baildon, Yorkshire Unmarried (?) Farmer of 40 acres
Elizabeth Goldsbro' Housekeeper 30 Female Cumberland Unmarried Housekeeper dom
John Goldsbro' Son 9 Male Baildon, Yorkshire Scholar
Richard Goldsbro' Son 6 Male Baildon, Yorkshire Scholar

Some research has been done into the Goldsborough family and though on the 1881 census Elizabeth was down as Goldsborough it is believed she was Elizabeth Cawley - they were not married. The 1881 census seems to say "Unmad" or similar. But they did have the 2 sons. Elsewhere the sons seem to have taken the name Goldsborough Cawley - see Certificate for Disposal for John Goldsborough Cawley aged 76 dated 12 February 1949. District Bradford. Sun-district: Bradford South. Form identified with No. 211049 - 26. Entry No.: 311

1911 Census

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Thomas Robinson Head 53 Male Baildon, Yorkshire Married Coal Merchant
Sarah Ann Robinson Wife 45 Female Norwood, Otley, Yorkshire Married Assisting in the business
Anne Mary Robinson Daughter 24 Female Baildon, Yorkshire Single Burling in Wool Pieces
Sarah Jane Robinson Daughter 20 Female Bingley, Yorkshire Single Burling in Wool Pieces
Thomas Robinson Son 11 Male Bingley, Yorkshire School

Listed Building Entry


Francis Goldsborough 1798-1877 > Son. Walker Goldsborough 1822-1899

10/43 Old Hall 25.5.66 (formerly listed as Old Hall Westgate (2 dwellings) GV II

House. Mid C17 with early C18 alterations dated 1715 and 1717 with replacement crosswing dated 1908 in keeping. Coursed dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 3-room plan with 3-gable frontage, wing to right projecting. All are double-chamfered mullioned windows. First 2 cells have 3 windows of 3 lights to ground floor and 2 windows to 1st floor of 3 lights and 6 lights with hoodmould. Set between 1st and 2nd cells is inserted doorway with architrave and keystone initialled and dated " JB " 1717 with entablature joining moulded band which carries over ground-floor windows. Coped gables with rainwater spout set between valley and finials to apex and valley. Tall lateral stack to left corner, one other stack to rear range. Crosswing has Cl7-style fenestration, reused sundial in apex of coped gable with kneelers and finials and lateral stacks, one to each side. Rear has doorway with deep lintel initialled and dated " JB " 1715 composite jambs and stop-chamfered cyma-moulded surround. Hoodmould over door with decorative stops. Set above is cross-window with hoodmould perhaps indicating the original position of the stair. Rear of 1st cell has cross-window with hoodmould with spiral stops and 3-light window to 1st floor. Rainwater spouts set in valleys with lantern finials which are decoratively carved. Gables, the central one having large stack with moulded cornice.

Interior: little of interest except some oak-panelled doors with arched heads.

Prominently sited in the town.

Listing NGR: SE1538339592