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Information on Clay House

Attraction type:
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Family
  • Historic Sites & Trails
  • The Calderdale Way
  • Weddings & Celebrations

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.