Shibden Hall, set in 37 hectares of the Shibden valley, is a six hundred year old medieval timber-framed manor house. This Grade II* Listed 15th century house is one of England’s oldest and was built in 1420, five years after the Battle of Agincourt.
The hall offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the wealthy families who owned it. The Otes family were to first to live at Shibden, followed by the Savile family at the start of the 16th century, and then by the Waterhouses, who extended the property and improved it. Shibden was sold in 1612 and transferred into Lister family ownership in 1619.
Situated just a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mixture of styles, and every room is packed with history.
Furnished and decorated to give an accurate taste of life at different periods of the house's history, the fascinating furniture on display includes a magnificent ,oak, table built in the house body where it has stood ever since. The splendid stone mullioned 20 light window records the armorial symbols of the Otes, Savile and Waterhouse families.
Surrounded by the beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park, with a range of features and attractions including the Shibden Mereside café and visitor facilities, miniature railway, boating lake, pitch & putt course as well as trails, play area, orienteering course and woodland in which to roam.
Shibden Estate is open all year round from 8 am until dusk. For opening times of the hall see Location, opening times and contact.
Shibden Hall and the Aisled Barn are now licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
For more information on hiring the Hall see Venues for ceremonies.