Lead or Rumour info - Milnsbridge House, Huddersfield

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Oxygen Thief

Staff member
Oct 17, 2005
Milnsbridge House - Kirklees - Kirklees - England | British Listed Buildings

8 Dowker Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees HD3 4JB

The three-storey house was built in 1756 and was initially set in large grounds including an ornamental garden and two ponds.

Sir Joseph Radcliffe moved into Milnsbridge House in 1795. Seventeen years later, the magistrate played a key part in suppressing the Luddites of the Colne Valley.

He helped track down the three mill-workers accused of murdering Marsden mill-owner William Horsfall.

George Mellor, Thomas Smith and William Thorpe were hanged on January 8, 1813 after being found guilty of shooting Mr Horsfall in woods near Dryclough.

Sir Joseph died in 1819 and four years later his family sold Milnsbridge House to Joseph Armitage, of Honley.

He went on to open three mills in Milnsbridge – The Spring, Lowerbank and Burdett.

The house stayed in the Armitage family until 1919 when it was sold to the Freemasons.
Looks derelict now.