About Stafford Manor

The Building

This historic building on one of Halifax's most prestigious avenues, adjacent to a private Bowling Green, is being lovingly restored to form just six luxurious two and three bedroom apartments.
Many original features have been retained, such as the ornate cornicing in the entrance hallway, the original wooden, grand staircase to the upper floors, the entrance lobby structure and within some apartment layouts, the beautiful wooden wall panelling.
 

The Grounds

Two apartments have access to their own private garden and all apartments have access to the Communal garden, which will be planted, landscaped and terraced and designed to provide outdoor space to enjoy, to suit both social gatherings or quiet reflection times.
In addition, there will be a dedicated, secure external storage area for each apartment to use, for bicycles or suitcases for example.
 

Private Parking

One apartment has its own private drive and two parking spaces, whilst the remaining five apartments each benefit from an allocated parking space with additional visitor space for convenience. There is also quiet parking on the road if necessary. The road is only accessible to residents and occasional users of the Bowling Green from the Manor Heath approach and has no through traffic.
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Please note: The layout and no. of spaces is subject to change

History

John William Maud, Machine Tool Maker, was born in Stanningley in 1846. He operated Perseverance Works in Gibbet Street. John William Maud, a prominent businessman, instructed an architect to design the, then Holme Dean, in the late 1880s. Works were completed in 1885.
JW Maud was connected with the early Stafford Avenue Bowling Club. He married Harriet Jackson of Halifax in 1875, and they had three daughters. He died in June 1910 and it is assumed he lies buried in All Saints’ Churchyard on Dudwell Lane.
Harriet lived on at Holme Dene after his death , but eventually chose sell the house to move away 1916 to Harrogate where she died in 1935.
In 1936, the resident at Holme Dene was one Edmund Stirk, who also had a machine Tool Making Business originally based in Ovenden. His brother Rufus Stirk became the Mayor of Halifax 1931 and often frequented the house to visit his brother and play billiards in the purpose built room on the ground floor.
In more recent times, the 1980s, it was used as a ‘Home for Student Nurses’ who were studying at Calderdale Hospital and latterly, in its more final years, as a Care Home for the elderly.
It came onto the market in August 2017 and, after a very long and hard-fought battle, it was purchased by it’s current owner, a resident of Stafford Avenue, in December 2018. Planning permission for change of use to residential was immediately submitted and when views were sought, residents wrote in support and it was unanimously granted by Calderdale Council. This was primarily due to the owner’s intention to restore the building sympathetically to it’s former glory, repurpose it’s function as residential to be more in keeping with the area, and to allow the people who chose to buy an apartment, a unique opportunity to enjoy all the things this wonderful avenue has to offer.
 
 
 

The Developer

The owner and developer, with a professional background in Primary School Teaching and a degree in Art describes ‘just looking out of the window’ at a for sale sign, falling in love with the building, having a passion to restore it back to residential living and then simply making it happen, with sheer determination and an abundance of ability!
Scratch below the surface however to reveal a strong family connection with property development; the owner’s father having had a large commercial property portfolio, and ‘in his spare time’ extending the family home to double it’s footprint. Her brother, a degree trained architect, has gone on to be an industry leader in construction, managing multi-sites for Barrats and Persimmon. It must be in the blood!.
At all times, experts in their fields have been consulted and brought to the team to ensure quality, compliance and professionalism.
 

The Architect

Richard Foster, Brightline Design
www.brightlinedesign.co.uk
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The Quantity Surveyor

Phil Speak, Speak and Mortlock
www.samlaw.co.uk
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The Principle Designer

Gary Osborne, Osborne Construction Services Ltd
www.osborneconstrution.co.uk
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The Principle Contractor

Thomas Enefer under Mike Sheldrake - MAS (Consultant Services) Ltd
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The Property Consultant

Karen Fox, Full Circle Property Ltd
www.wearefull.co.uk
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The Marketing Agent

Chris Crabtree, Reloc8properties Ltd
www.reloc8properties.com
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Osborne Construction Services