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Bradley Hall, in Stainland

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A house and park in Stainland, chapelry of Elland, par. Halifax, WRY, ENG.

(There are other Bradleys in Yorkshire. This one is sometimes called Little Bradley or Over Bradley, to distinguish it from (Nether) Bradley a few miles away, where the Pilkingtons lived.)

The property is walking distance from other Savile properties, Copley and Hullen-edge. It was acquired by Henry Savile esq, 3rd son of John Savile of New Hall in Elland, and he built a Tudor-style half-timbered mansion.

The property descended to Henry's son, Sir John Savile, Knt., Baron of the Exchequer, who however bought himself a better property at Methley and built himself a grander house there.

Bradley remained in the family, later represented by the Earls of Mexborough, who leased it to a golf club in the 20th century. What remains of the house is now the clubhouse.

Watson's Halifax has some remarks.

The golf club website used to have a history page and a good photograph of the Tudor frontage, but the website has been reworked and this stuff seems to have disappeared. Luckily the Wayback Machine kept a copy. The club badge is a version of the Savile arms.





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