East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall
A 17th century mansion built on the foundations of an earlier medieval hall house. The main part of the medieval house was rebuilt around 1630, with further remodelling in 1648 and again in 1692 when a new range, now ruined, was added to the earlier structure. It is the 1648 rebuilding which forms the larger part of the house we can see today.
The main 17th century rebuilding at East Ridleseden is attributed to James Murgatroyd of Warley, and is considered one of the best examples of vernacular Yorkshie architecture from this era.

The hall is two storeys high and built of ashlar. The interior features large stone fireplaces and oak panels, with excellent plastwork ceilings, and there are displays of pewter, oak furniture, and historic embroidery. The exterior features a grass maze and duck pond, set in a lovely country garden. The garden features colourful floral displays, including daffodils in Spring, clematis, flowering borders, and pink cherry trees.

East Riddleseden Hall was used as the setting for the 1992 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. There are regular events throughout the year, including open air theatre, children's trails, costumed guided tours, ghost tours, and school holiday programmes. There are country walks through the surrounding estate and along the river. The Hall is also rented out as a wedding venue.