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HOWLEY HALL

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The ruins of Howley Hall and the earthwork remains of its associated gardens. The earthworks which represent the house today stand to a height of about 2.5 metres and indicate that the house was 56 metres square based around a central courtyard 25 metres square. Fronting the west facade of the house are the earthwork remains of terraced, formal flower beds. Adjoined to the east range is the well preserved remains of a walled privy garden. Within the garden there is the remains of a small pond. To the south of the house further earthwork enclosures appear to have been originally walled. To the north of the house are three, large, raised parallel garden earthwork terraces. All three terraces were probably walled. It is suggested that Howley Hall was built between 1585 and 1590 to the designs of Abraham Ackroyd for Sir John Savile. Later additions to Howley Hall are suggested between 1646 and 1661. After suffering a period of neglect and stone robbing, the house was eventually blown up with gunpowder sometime between 1717 and 1730, leaving only a few corner fragments. Scheduled.

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