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Bramham House, West Yorkshire

Bramham House was in 1806 as a vicarage, it became a children’s home in 1947. It became disused in 1984 with the closure of the home and has sat decaying into the sorry state that these pictures illustrate.

The house was originally built for the Vicar of Bramham, Robert Bownas, and was then bought in 1814 for £3,000 by James Lane Fox of nearby Bramham Park.

He gave the house to his son, George, as a wedding present.

George Lane Fox then sold the house in 1856 to settle large debts, many of them from his gambling.

After that the house changed hands several times before it was bought by the then West Riding of Yorkshire Council in 1947 as a children’s home.

It was featured in SAVE’s  ‘Take a chance on me’ at risk register in 2011.

 

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4 comments

  1. Does anyone have the address of the house? Or at least direction from Bramham centre?

  2. I think a lot of us do and also the likes of SAVE have continued to campaign for its restoration.

  3. my father grew up in this childrens home. I love going and visiting and listening to his stories. would love to see this beautiful building restored. I think what people don’t understand is it isn’t just a derelict building it was once home to a lot of people:(

  4. what stunning pictures i would love to see this building saved sure would look lovley if the picturs have anything to go by
    ann

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