Storthes Hall

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The Arboretum, Storthes Hall Park Student Village
Cinderhill (block C), Storthes Hall Park Student Village

Storthes Hall is a part of the township of Kirkburton, West Yorkshire, England. A heavily wooded area, it comprises a single road, Storthes Hall Lane, which links Kirkburton with the nearby villages of Farnley Tyas and Thurstonland. The most significant properties in the area are Storthes Hall Mansion (now a private property), Storthes Hall Hospital (located further west with the main administrative block surviving as a derelict building) and, finally, Storthes Hall Park Student Village which has been built on the old hospital site.

History[edit]

The Mansion[edit]

Storthes Hall Mansion was built as a private house for the mill owning Horsefall family in about 1788.[1] It is located close to Kirkburton centre and was renamed The Mansion Hospital when it became an independently managed facility for people with learning disabilities.[2] After the Mansion Hospital closed in 1991, the building, which is Grade II listed, was converted back for private residential use.[1]

Storthes Hall Hospital[edit]

An area to the west of The Mansion, closer to Farnley Tyas, was developed as Storthes Hall Hospital in the early 20th century.[3] After the Storthes Hall Hospital closed in 1992, part of the Storthes Hall Hospital site was used as a training facility for Huddersfield Town A.F.C.[4] before their move to their state of the art Canalside facility off Leeds Road in 2011.[5]

Storthes Hall Park Student Village[edit]

Much of the area previously occupied by the Storthes Hall Hospital was developed as a student campus, the Storthes Hall Park Student Village, for the University of Huddersfield in the mid 1990s.[6] The village accommodates the largest single concentration of students from the University with over 1,300 students staying every year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Storthes Hall Mansion (1313310)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Local History". BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Storthes Hall". County Asylums. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Storthes Hall - memories of Huddersfield's psychiatric hospital". Huddersfield Examiner. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Huddersfield Town planning £15m-plus revamp of training ground". Yorkshire Post. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Storthes Hall Park". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Storthes Hall, Huddersfield". Private Halls. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

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Coordinates: 53°36′40″N 1°43′44″W / 53.611°N 1.729°W / 53.611; -1.729