Be the lord of your very own manor house

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

A PRIME prop­erty, near Hal­i­fax, is be­ing sold with an aris­to­cratic-sound­ing ex­tra.

Brook­lands Manor in Bank Hey Bot­tom Lane, Rip­pon­den, comes with its own lord­ship.

The three-bed­room home may not be his­toric – it was built in 1982 – but the ti­tle can be traced back eight cen­turies.

Brook­lands’ late own­ers bought the Lord of the Manor of Rish­worth ti­tle at auc­tion and it is now es­ti­mated to be worth at least £10,000.

Lo­cal his­to­rian David Glover says: “Our ear­li­est men­tion of Rish­worth is in 1275, when Henry de Ris­se­worth was Lord of the manor of Rish­worth.

“He was fol­lowed by Sir John Sav­ile, who mar­ried Margery, one of his daugh­ters, and ever since the Sav­ile fam­ily have been Lords of the Manor.”

The late Lord Ge­orge Hal­i­fax Lum­ley-Sav­ile auc­tioned off his lord­ships in the late 20th cen­tury.

The dis­tinc­tion car­ries no of­fi­cial rights or obli­ga­tions to­day and does not re­place the ti­tle of Mr, Mrs or Miss.

Mr Glover adds: “While the owner might choose to call him­self Lord Rish­worth, strictly speak­ing this is in­cor­rect, as it is not a par­lia­men­tary ti­tle.

“So, the owner should style him­self Lord of the manor of Rish­worth.”

Brook­lands Manor, which also has a he­li­pad, now needs some mod­erni­sa­tion and is for sale at £695,000.

It has hall­ways, two re­cep­tion rooms, a con­ser­va­tory, two cloak­rooms, a din­ing kitchen, util­ity room, three bed­rooms with two en-suites, a games room and house bath­room. Out­side there is park­ing, pri­vate grounds, a pad­dock, han­gar/ garage and he­li­pad.

Ste­wart Charnock-Bates, of es­tate agency Charnock Bates, says: “The house of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase an ar­chi­tect-de­signed home with the po­ten­tial to cre­ate a sub­stan­tial 21st cen­tury de­tached prop­erty.

“The manor re­quires cer­tain mod­erni­sa­tion works and would lend it­self to an ex­ten­sion to cre­ate a fab­u­lous four-bed­roomed home in what can only be re­garded as one of the most splen­did lo­ca­tions in the Ry­burn Val­ley.”

He adds: “The ti­tle is a unique sell­ing point and also a lit­tle bit of a nov­elty.”

For more de­tails, con­tact Charnock Bates, tel: 01422 380100, www.charnock

LORDLY SEAT: Brook­lands Manor may be a mod­ern home, but comes with an an­cient ti­tle. Right, in­side the prop­erty.

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