Oakwell House


Oakwell Hall is an Elizabethan manor house in BirstallWest Yorkshire, England. The Grade I listed hall[1] is set in period gardens surrounded by 110 acres (0.45 km2) of country park.

The house was built for John Batt. A recarved stone dated 1583 probably indicates the date of construction. The estate had been purchased by Batt’s Halifax-born father, a receiver of rents to the Savile family, who resided at Howley Hall in Batley.

Oakwell Hall was immortalised in literature as “Fieldhead” by Charlotte Brontë, in her novel Shirley.