Monday, 10 January 2011

Paper Hall

     This Grade II listed building was built as a private house in 1643 and can be found at the top of Church Bank, just a short uphill walk from Bradford town centre.  The building was neglected for many years and was described by a Bradford alderman in 1949 as 'a woeful wreck'.  The house was at one time owned by James Garnett who is credited with starting the industrial revolution in Bradford by installing hand operated spinning machines in the loft.  The building was rescued from its collapsed state in the 1990's and is currently used as offices.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is such a beautiful building. It's a bit of a pity it's now in such a busy spot, right on the ring road junction. I like it when the traffic lights are at red and I can look at it properly!