New Hall, Elland

New Hall, Elland on Whitwell Green Lane, is an important timber-framed hall-and-cross-wing, hearth-passage house built by Nicholas Savile around 1490, and cased in stone around 1670. There is a hall window with 27 lights.

Sir John Savile of New Hall married Isobel de Eland after the Elland Feud.

In 1635, Daniel Foxcroft is recorded here.

Around 1640, the house was cased in stone by John Foxcroft.

It was owned by Rev Charles Greenwood and was leased to his son-in-law, Anthony Foxcroft, who married Jane, widow of John Power.

It was later owned by Dr Henry Power from 1659-1664. He modernised the hall, and two of the beams are said to be from the local gallows.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

It is said to be haunted by the ghost Tag.

There is a room in the hall called Tag Chamber.

There are Royal Arms decorating a chimney-piece in the house. There is an apple-and-pear window over the main entrance. The oak panelling is said to have been taken to Slead Hall, Brighouse

This is discussed in the books Ancient Halls in & about Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions, In & About Our Old Homes, The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire and Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax

See Newell

© Malcolm Bull 2023
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