Hawksworth Hall

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Title Hawksworth Hall
Date Undated
Location Hawksworth
Photo ID F127
Comment Hawksworth Hall was home to the Hawksworth family for centuries, the earliest date evidence to be found in the house is a carved stone marked with the date 1611. In 1825, the Hawksworth’s moved to Farnley Hall and leased the Hall to tenants. It became a residential school for the charity SCOPE in 1960, to care for children with cerebral palsy, it closed in 1999 due to falling numbers. A company which manufactures stairlifts now has offices there (October 2012).
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AA80 – Hawksworth Hall, Undated.

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A line drawing of the Hall, it was home to the Hawksworth family for many years.

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AA80 Reverse – Hawksworth Hall, Undated.

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The reverse of the above image.

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FBA318 – Hawksworth Hall, Undated.

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View of the Hall which was built around 1611, it was the home of the Hawksworth family for over 300 years.

In 1960 it was bought by SCOPE and became a home for children with cerebral palsy, this was closed in 1999 and the Hall was sold a few years later.

It became offices for a company which manufactures stair lifts in 2012.


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Carved bird which is the family crest of the Hawk family.

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This decorative feature is the Arms of King James 1st in the Royal Room.


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C322 – Hawksworth Hall, Undated.

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Fireplace and ceiling in the Royal Room which displays the Arms of King James 1st (not in view).


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This view of Hawksworth Hall was taken by E E Slater, c1900.


Hawksworth Hall, 1900

G258 – Hawksworth Hall, 1900.

Hawksworth Hall – 1900

View of the Hall from the lens of E E Slater.


Hawksworth Hall, 1908

M082 – Hawksworth Hall, 1908.

Hawksworth Hall – 1908

Detail of a ceiling in the Hall, dating from 1611, the time of King James 1st. 
This photo was taken by H E Illingworth.


Hawksworth Hall, 1908

M083 – Hawksworth Hall, 1908.

Hawksworth Hall – 1908

Ornate ceiling in Hawksworth Hall, H E Illingworth took this photo.


Previous Comments:

russell
Hawksworth Hall was actually taken over by what once was called the spastic society now known as SCOPE. it closed yes, due to dropped number only because of the hidden child abuse that SCOPE tried to hide but eventually had to admit too.
29 January 2020.

Susan Roaf
My Great Grandfather George Duncan Law – who married Emily Laycock – owned the Hall during the Edwardian period – until about 1920 and the great depression – I think…He was head of the Law and Russell textile firm whose large stone building has been recently converted to 54 flats in the German Quarter of Bradford. His father James Law was Mayor of Bradford 1867-1868. The Law family lived there during the period when the House and Village of Hawksworth were so brilliantly described in the books of W. Riley like ‘Windy Ridge’ and ‘Laycock’.
08 January 2021.

Dave Servant
I worked at the Hall as a house parent for around two years prior to the abuse that took place. The building was wonderful but not suitable for children with disabilities.
12 April 2021.


Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 30 April 2021.
Last updated: 30 April 2021.


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