Aireborough Historical Society

Hawksworth Hall



Title
Hawksworth Hall
Date Various
Location Hawksworth
Photo ID
F127 + S430 & S431 (AA80) + FBA318 + C320 + C321 + C322
K209     Photographer  E E Slater
Comment 1: Hawksworth Hall was home to the Hawksworth family for centuries, the earliest date evidence to be found in the house is a carved stone marked with the date 1611. 
In 1825 the Hawksworths moved to Farnley Hall and leased the Hall to tenants. 
It became a residential school for the charity SCOPE in 1960 to care for children with cerebral palsy, it closed in 1999 due to falling numbers. 
A company which manufactures stairlifts now has offices there (October 2012).

2 & 3: A line drawing of the Hall, it was home to the Hawksworth family for many years.

4: View of the Hall which was built around 1611, it was the home of the Hawksworth family for over 300 years. 
In 1960 it was bought by SCOPE and became a home for children with cerebral palsy, this was closed in 1999 and the Hall was sold a few years later.
It became offices for a company which manufactures stair lifts in 2012.

5: Carved bird which is the family crest of the Hawk family.

6: This decorative feature is the Arms of King James 1st in the Royal Room.

7: Fireplace and ceiling in the Royal Room which displays the Arms of King James 1st (not in view).
 
8: This view of Hawksworth Hall was taken by E E Slater C1900
 
 

Paul Gaddas
Paul Gaddas
Ex nco HM Forces working full time but looking for change in career.Not sure if this is the correct way to contact Hawksworth Estate as regards possible jobs.

Thanks
Paul
24 July 2018
russell
russell
Hawksworth hall was actually taken over by what once was called the spastic society now known as scope. it closed yes due to dropped number only because of the hidden child abuse that scope tried to hide but eventually had to admit too.
29 January 2020
Susan Roaf
Susan Roaf
My Great Grandfather George Duncan law - who married Emily Laycock - owned the Hall during the Edwardian period - until about 1920 and the great depression - I think...He was head of the Law and Russell textile firm whose large stone building has been recently converted to 54 flats in the German Quarter of Bradford. His father James Law was Mayor of Bradford 1867-1868. The Law family lived there during the period when the House and Village of Hawksworth were so brilliantly described in the books of W. Riley like 'Windy Ridge' and 'Laycock'.
08 January 2021
Dave Servant
Dave Servant
I worked at the hall as a house parent for around two years prior to the abuse that took place The building was wonderful but not suitable for children with disabilities
12 April 2021
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