Do you want to live in Woolley Hall? Wakefield Council puts Grade II building on market for £3m

Woolley hall has been put on the market by Wakefield Council.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd September 2014, 12:00 pm

The Grade II listed building was bought by the council from the Wentworth family in 1947.

And it has since been used as a college and an events venue.

It has been given a guide price of £3m which includes the main house, two stable blocks and courtyard.

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Coun Graham Stokes, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet member for Corporate Performance, said: “Woolley Hall is a wonderful building set in stunning grounds.

“It has been used by the council over many years for many different purposes although today its main use is as a venue for weddings and conferences.

“The proceeds from the sale will be used to support the council’s capital investment plans across the district whilst it will also provide an annual budget saving to help us deal with the funding cuts imposed on us by the government.”

The present Woolley Hall is an example of early Jacobean architecture and was built in 1635.

In 1800 it was renovated by architect Sir Jeffry Wyatville, who was employed by George IV to remodel Windsor Castle, which earned him a knighthood.

Wyattville specialised in period restorations and additions to historic mansions which included Chatsworth House and Longleat House.

Wakefield Council will continue to run the hall as a wedding and events and it will cater for Christmas events before closing at the end of December.

The Grade II listed house is for sale with two Grade II listed stable blocks and courtyard through Sanderson Weatherall, Chartered surveyors of Leeds (contact David Chary Tel: 0113 2216014, email: [email protected]).