1 Lidget Street
1 Lidget Street was originally built as the residence for Lindley mill owner, James Nield Sykes and became one of Huddersfield’s most historic buildings.
A wonderful example of a classic Georgian Manor with stunning stone facade sat behind imposing gates with sweeping drive and water feature.
Sykes commissioned revered architect Edgar Wood to build him a clock tower to ensure his workers arrived on time each day to the mill.
The Clock Tower is one of Wood’s most important works. Standing at 83 feet tall, it showcases Expressionist style with Art Nouveau details.
The Clock Tower would be Wood’s last commission for James Nield Sykes who is laid to rest in Edgerton cemetery and regarded as one of Huddersfield’s best known mill owners and philanthropists.
With such rich historic value, it was only right that 1 Lidget Street was sensitively restored to its former glory to be enjoyed today whilst paying homage to those who created such architectural wonders
In 2016, this Georgian mansion was in a sorry state of neglect – derelict and boarded up with graffiti and overgrown gardens.
Sara Presley, now the owner of Manor House, always admired the building’s imposing grandeur and dreamt of restoring it to its former glory.
The Present & Future
Heritage features take centre stage, complemented with stained glass and sumptuous fabrics, with an airy feel from floor-to-ceiling windows and expertly installed lighting. A house with history, painstakingly restored, but with decided difference.