Rich in architectural detail, this much admired arts and crafts residence stands in around 7 acres of naturally screened private grounds including a courtyard and located in a leafy suburb of north Huddersfield once home to the Victorian elite.
As one would expect there is a plethora of art nouveau detailing throughout this elegant home which can comfortably accommodate an extended family including, reception hall, 4 reception rooms, orangery and 8 bedrooms, together with ancillary accommodation for staff. A truly wonderful environment both internally and externally for those who wish to entertain or enjoy privacy and seclusion.
Within the sales particulars there is a detailed floor plan along with early history, photographs and online, an additional video tour.
Banney Royd has its own post code and is approached off the main Halifax Road just minutes from junction 24 of M62 and with local shops restaurants and bars in Vibrant Lindley.
This significant heritage asset is one of just a handful of buildings in Huddersfield which command grade 1 status.
Banney Royd is recognised as one of the most important private houses of its decade, it was even admired abroad and featured in Herman Muthesius’ book ‘Das Englische Haus’ of 1904.
The seven acre plot opposite Daisy Lea Lane was purchased in 1899 by prosperous Huddersfield accountant William Henry Armitage whose monogram appears around the house. In 1900 he commissioned a startling original architect from Middleton Lancashire, Edgar Wood who was a proponent of the arts and crafts movement with ties to Huddersfield through his uncle who founded Joseph Sykes brothers (Acre Mills) in Lindley.
Messrs Mark Brook and sons ltd of Leeds Road, Huddersfield undertook the construction. Throughout Banney Royd the best materials were used and room by room the detailing was originally designed from the fireplaces down to the finger plates on the doors. The house was finally approved by the borough surveyor in 1902.