Seven Friends joined the Edgar Wood Society visit to ‘Briarcourt’, Lindley Huddersfield (18th July). This Arts & Crafts house was designed by Edgar Wood in 1894 and built in 1895. It was considered a cutting edge design in its day and even now, after decades of various local authority uses, it is extremely impressive, as the photos taken on the visit show.
We began with lunch and a talk on ‘Briarcourt’ at the nearby Heritage Cafe in Wellington Mill. We then drove down and parked in the grounds and were shown around by the new owners, Vicky and Duncan, who are researching and beginning to restore this amazing building. We are very grateful for their hospitality and you can follow their blog on the building here.
Afterwards, some of us walked up the lane to see Edgar Wood’s Lindley Clock Tower and Norman Terrace. See the Edgar Wood Heritage Group, Yorkshire web site for interesting information on these and all his buildings in the area.