Across Leeds, there are countless homes and buildings, which tell the stories of the Leeds of yesterday. They document the cities great and diverse history, from its affluent citizens to its industrial heritage.
One such building can be found on the outskirts of Weetwood Hall, in Far Headingley and it is currently on the market with Manning Stainton.
The story behind Bardon Hall Mews, points to a period of Leeds history now over a century old. The building is aptly marked by a blue plaque, with the words “Bardon Hill Stables” written on it.
The impressive building dates back to 1873 and was originally built as stables by one of Leeds most illustrious citizens, Joseph Pickersgill.
Pickersgill was an affluent man, who built his fortune as a bookmaker, and was well known for his Royal connections, acting as bookmaker for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII.
The stables were a fittingly grand addition to the Bardon Hall grounds, which Pickersgill purchased in the mid-1800s.
Designed in a striking Edwardian style, Bardon Hall Mews’ history was all but lost until the mid-1990s when a re-survey of Leeds listed buildings was carried out for English Heritage and the true significance of the building came to light. “It now stands as a reminder of the lavish and high-spirited lifestyles of the nouveau riche and royalty in Edwardian England.”
In 2002, the impressive stable buildings were renovated and converted into luxury apartments, one of which is now on the market with Manning Stainton; it offers a modern living space, with the character which would be expected from such a historic and intricately designed building.
About the property
This two bedroom home is set down a long private driveway, with delightful private grounds surrounding. Offering a Mews House setting with a private entrance with great space for entertaining. There are numerous character features and it is set in a fantastic Weetwood location, with an array of amenities on its doorstep.