The Thoresby Society - Past Outings



503rd Excursion
Sunday June 5th 2016
Visit to Stanks Hall Barn, Beeston
Time: 2pm
Place; Stank Barn
Guide: Sue Ottley-Hughes

Stank Hall Tithe barn is the oldest secular building in Leeds and is a grade 2 listed building. It is mainly fifteenth century though some parts date back to the 12th century. Owners have been traced back to the 16th century. This is an ongoing archaeology project and the latest find had been a garderobe and evidence of medieval gardens. The Friends of Stanks Hall Barn are working closely with Leeds Council to save this building and bring it into community use with plans for community and medieval gardens being considered. Learn more about the work to save the Barn on this visit.

How to get there: the Barn is just off the Dewsbury Road near The Tommy Wass Pub. Bus 2 or 3 from the Corn Exchange and a 10 minute walk or buses 202,203,220,221,222,or223 from the bus station to Waincliffe Garage/Gees Taxis. Three is a blue sign showing the way. Parking is in local streets.

Stank Hall Barn

Stank Hall Barn