Austhorpe Hall

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Austhorpe Hall
Austhorpe Hall in 2007
General information
Type House
Classification Grade II*
Town or city Austhorpe
Country United Kingdom
Opened 1694
Technical details
Material Red brick

Austhorpe Hall is a house built in 1694 at Austhorpe, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is a grade II* listed building.[1]

The house is of red brick with stone quoins, seven bays and three storeys, with a triangular pediment over the door. Pevsner describes it as "A remarkably early case of acceptance of the classical idiom".[2]


The house was built for John More (1655–1702). A coal mine on the estate was equipped in 1740 by John Calley, with an early Newcomen steam engine, only the fourth to be built. Calley, Newcomen's business partner, died at Austhorpe during maintenance work on the engine.[3]

The house was occupied by the Pallisers from 1762 to 1769, by John Atkinson in 1722 and by Joseph Fields in 1826 (to at least 1837). The Appleyard family lived in Austhorpe Hall for over 90 years, and moved out in 1936 to a new build in Austhorpe. It was in the possession of Chapman family from 1939 to c. 2012. It was then sold for £500,000.[citation needed]

In 2004 local archaeologists excavated in its grounds and found apparent remains of a prehistoric round barrow and indications of Roman defences on the site.[4]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Austhorpe Hall (1256314)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1967). The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The West Riding (2nd ed.). Penguin. p. 340. ISBN 0-14-071017-5. 
  3. ^ "Newcomen Engine at Austhorpe, site of". Engineering Timelines Social Network. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Richard (16 April 2005). "Pre-history lesson". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 

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Coordinates: 53°48′08″N 1°26′24″W / 53.80216°N 1.43995°W / 53.80216; -1.43995