This amazing building, first built in the 11th century is currently for sale. I spent a wonderful morning there with the owner. She’s been approached by several film companies scouting for locations.
This gives an idea of its location – way out on the moors
The parents of the last Abraham Gibson (undated – courtesy of the Hebden Bridge History Society)
The current owner remembers when these servants’ bells were still in use. The last member of the Gibson family to own the house was Abraham Gibson who died in 1956. The house was offered to the National trust but they didn’t take it. The Trust did, however, taken on Gibson’s Mill, which is in the valley just below the house. it’s now a major tourist spot and I recall my mum talking about visiting it before she was married.
Beautiful gates inside the barn. The current owner has been raising baby peacocks and pheasants in here.
Debris in Croft House which has now been moved to the archives
The last Abraham Gibson (there were 5 generations of them). From the HM historical society
I found these in the archives. I visited Wainsgate chapel in 2017 – and had tea there!
Gibson has a rotating viewing platform constructed overlooking Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill
Gibson Mill today
View from main mill buildsing
Anna playing dress up in Gibson Mill
8th March 2020 at 1:15 am
This is a lovely piece of writing! this is my mums house, found this after searching the house to show a friend of mine!
Great place to grow up!
31st May 2020 at 9:36 am
So was it your mum who showed me round Greenwood Lee?
13th June 2020 at 2:56 am
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I LOVE LOOKING AT THESE BLOGS. 6/12/20
15th October 2020 at 10:37 am
This is the house that my nephews grow up in, my own children have fond memories of going to play with there cousins and exploring the house and the grounds.
11th November 2020 at 2:54 pm
Hi, I am intrigued with the tenants of Greenwood Lee, as I have ancestors who lived there, as tenant farmers, Edmund (born 1835) and Isabella Clegg, 2nd Great Grandfather and Grandmother. I have a photograph of them sitting outside Greenwood Lee. 1911 census has Greenwood Lee as their abode. Also my grandmother, Mary Emma Isabella Greenwood and family lived there at some point. Mary’s address at the time of her marriage on 18 June 1919 was Greenwood Lee. Certainly the Greenwood family new Abraham Gibson and may have farmed as tenants for him. There’s no-one left in the family to find out.
29th June 2022 at 9:49 pm
I am researching my family and have traced the Greenwood family back to Wyomarus de Greenwood and the little settlement of Greenwood. I am glad to see it still standing.
2nd November 2022 at 9:18 pm
Are you aware of the planning application just submitted this week which intends on building a brand new huge structure right next to the Greenwood Lee House and on greenbelt land?! Application numbers 22/01094/LBC and 22/01093/HSE on calderdale planning portal!