An attractive Elizabethan manor house, set out as a family home of the 1690s and surrounded by 110 acres of country park. The Visitor Centre includes a shop, café and the “Discover Oakwell” gallery.
This beautiful Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries. Visiting in the 19th Century, Charlotte Brontë featured it as ‘Fieldhead’ – the home of the heroine in ‘Shirley’. Built in 1583, the hall is now set out as it would have been in tht 1690s, when it was the home of the Batt family. A mixture of authentic and reproduction furnishings provide a real insight into late 17th Century life. Set in beautiful countryside where you can stroll around the delightful period garden or check out the inhabitants of the wildlife garden.
Winner of Sandford Award 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008.