IT was built in the same year that Oliver Cromwell and the Roundheads were taking on the Royalists in the English Civil War, King Louis XIV was being crowned King of France, and explorers were setting foot on the Fiji islands for the first time as part of their voyages of discovery.
Now, four centuries later, one of Dewsbury’s oldest houses has been put up for sale through leading estate agency Linley & Simpson.
The four-bedroomed Old School House on Combs Road is located in a conservation area with parts of the property dating back to 1643.
For sale with as asking price of £320,000, the Grade II detached house is being marketed through the Wakefield office of Linley & Simpson.
Its Branch Manager, Emma Hodgson said: ““This is an imposing, elegant and unique opportunity to purchase a piece of Dewsbury history.
“It is a fabulous residence that occupies an expansive plot, set within extensive gardens to provide a stunning family home – one of the oldest in the district.”
The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor: a magnificent 55-feet-long great hall having a vaulted ceiling with exposed ‘English Oak’ beams, featuring a spacious library area with a mezzanine above, and ‘Inglenook’ style fireplace.
There is a generous front hall, sizeable sitting room with part-vaulted and beamed ceiling, breakfast kitchen, master bedroom with decorative ceiling, en-suite bathroom and a dressing room, a store room which could be converted into a utility room and a downstairs WC.
The first floor has three further double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and an additional store room.
The property is accessed by double iron gates leading to a driveway and the detached garage. The property further benefits from attractive and mature gardens to four sides, wood single glazing, under-floor heating and a security system.