Shibden Hall, Halifax. Home to the extraordinary Anne Lister, also known as Gentleman Jack, diarist, businesswoman, landowner, traveller and lesbian.
The hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here.
Shibden’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history.
The nearby 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers.
Shibden Hall, Halifax. Home to the extraordinary Anne Lister, also known as Gentleman Jack, diarist, businesswoman, landowner, traveller and lesbian. The hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Shibden’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and varied history. The nearby 17th century aisled barn and workshops house a carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers.

In Pictures: Magnificent Mansions. We look at some of the stateliest of stately homes across our county.

The scandalous Gentleman Jack is back on our screens, courtesy of the BBC One period drama, putting Calderdale in general and Shibden Hall in particular in the spotlight.

By Sally Todd
Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 1:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 1:40 pm

A selection of some of the county's glorious stately homes nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

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