New Cragg Hall

New Cragg Hall was built for Mr William Algernon Simpson-Hinchliffe and his wife Helen in 1904 in Cragg Vale, in the Calder Valley.  The Hall was a lovely mix of architectural styles: some arts and crafts in its stone work decoration, vaguely Elizabethan in it’s shaped gables and tall chimneys. It had beautiful terraced gardens, a glass house, and two Rapunzel towers in the gardens walls. The gate house (which still stands) may be attributed to Edgar Wood – a Manchester based Arts and Crafts architect.

Cragg Hall

The house stood for less than 20 years. It burnt down in 1921.

There are three posts about Castle Carr on this blog:

Beginning in Cragg Vale

Treasure Hunting in Cragg Vale

Arts and Crafts Stone

The History of New Cragg Hall

And here are the paintings it inspired…

NCH2

New Cragg Hall

Media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, watercolour, pencils, gold leaf and gold thread

Framed Size: 87 x 87cm

NCH1

New Cragg Hall & Gardens

Media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, watercolour, pencils, gold leaf and gold thread

Framed Size:106 x 87cm

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