Rich in architectural detail, this is a much admired arts and crafts residence, hidden from view within 7 acres of naturally screened private grounds including a courtyard and located in this pretty leafy suburb once home to the Victorian elite.
Constructed with no expense spared at the turn of the last century in hammer dressed stone with Ashlar dressings, quoins and a stone slate roof, whilst internally there is extensive use of hand crafted oak together with vaulted ceilings, stunning fireplaces and stained glass.
As one would expect there is a plethora of art nouveau detailing throughout this elegant 8 bedroomed residence 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.
Banney Royd has its own post code and is just minutes from junction 24 of the M62 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.