House of history up for auction

A Grade II-listed former manor house in south Leeds, part of which is believed to be the oldest secular building in Leeds, will be auctioned off next month.

The Manor House, which is also known as Cad Beeston, in Beeston, dates back to the 15th Century and is currently split into two properties, having previously hosted offices.

The six-bedroom building will go under the hammer of William H Brown estate agents and auctioneers at Elland Road Stadium’s East Stand on Friday, December 6 at 12.30pm.

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The Manor House features one of four large medieval halls that once dominated the area, along with Stank Hall, Cottingley Hall and Beeston Hall.

Phil Elliot, auctions manager for William H Brown, said: “The Manor House is a fascinating property and we have already seen a lot of interest from prospective buyers prior to its auction on December 6.

“As well as its long history, it has great potential for development.”

With a guide price of £175,000, the building has already attracted the attention of potential bidders.

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It is situated in its own grounds and has off-street parking, two bathrooms, a shower room, an enclosed garden and a hall which is believed to date back as far as 1420.

And though Cottingley Hall and Beeston Hall have long been demolished, the auction has caught the attention of the Friends of Stank Hall Barn group, which is bidding to revive the building adjoining Stank Hall, in Dewsbury Road, Beeston.

Call 0113 2537100 or visit for further information or to arrange a viewing.