Clay House

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Clay House
Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax.

Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area.

The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations.

Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park.

Access Information:
A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side;
Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas;
A disabled toilet is available
The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
Want more information?
Call 01422 392601 or visit www.calderdale.gov.ukv2residentsleisure-and-culturevenuesclay-house
Description

Details

Clay House stands on a site which has been occupied since at least the 13th century. A series of deeds predating 1296 refer to a Robert del Clay and his son John, although the first reference to 'Clay House' comes in 1419. The last of the male line of the Clays died in 1693. leaving the house to his sister. In 1713 the house was purchased by John Wheelwright, who didn't actually live there but let it to tenants. The Wheelwrights sold the house in 1897 and Greetland District Council took over the building in the 1920's from where it has now passed to Calderdale Council.


Directions;

From Halifax

Take the A629 and follow signs for Huddersfield. Go past the Calderdale Royal Hospital and down the hill - there's a Shell and MacDonalds at the bottom. Keep on going but get into the right hand lane and then turn right to the junction of the A629 and A6026, then cross the mini roundabout and follow the signs for Stainland.

After about ½ mile there is a set of traffic lights, turn right - there is a brown + white signpost reading 'Clay House'. Immediately on your right after turning is a car park - this is the main car park for Clay House. There is a footbridge across the river to the house. You can see Clay House across to your right as you approach the traffic lights.

From the M62

Leave M62 at Junction 24 and follow the signs for Halifax. Turning left at the first set of traffic lights will bring you downhill on a dual carriageway to traffic lights at the A629 / A6026 junction. Turn left down to a roundabout, then left again.

After about ½ mile there is a set of traffic lights, turn right - there is a brown + white signpost reading 'Clay House'. Immediately on your right after turning is a car park - this is the main car park for Clay House. There is a footbridge across the river to the house. You can see Clay House across to your right as you approach the traffic lights.

From Huddersfield

Head for the M62 at J24 but don't get on - go under and follow the directions from and follow the signs for Halifax. Turning left at the first set of traffic lights will bring you downhill on a dual carriageway to traffic lights at the A629 / A6026 junction. Turn left down to a roundabout, then left again.

After about ½ mile there is a set of traffic lights, turn right - there is a brown + white signpost reading 'Clay House'. Immediately on your right after turning is a car park - this is the main car park for Clay House. There is a footbridge across the river to the house. You can see Clay House across to your right as you approach the traffic lights.
More Information

Additional Information

Short Description Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
Type Culture & Heritage, Historic Sites & Trails, Meeting & Conference, The Calderdale Way, Weddings & Celebrations
Location Greetland
Address Rochdale Rd, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8AN
Phone Number 01422 392601
Web Address www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/venues/clay-house
Recharge Point No
Location & Map

Clay House

Rochdale Rd

Greetland

Halifax HX4 8AN

Accessibility

To ensure we offer impartial advice we have provided a link to  ‘Euan’s Guidewhere you'll find detailed access information to many venues across Calderdale and the UK: accommodation, attractions, shops, pubs, restaurants and more.  

VisitEngland lead training provider and contributor in accessible tourism, Visits Unlimited is a Calderdale-based national operator offering a range of accessibility-related services across the UK and abroad.  Visits Unlimited support businesses in not only meeting legal obligations stated within the UK Equality Act 2010 but in exceeding customer service expectations for all customers including those with specific needs.  Services provided include accredited hospitality training and disability awareness training, access auditing, mystery shopping and strategic accessibility planning. 

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