Basic Site Details

Name: Farnley Hey
Town, district or village: Farnley Tyas (near)
City or county: Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: approx. 1,600 sq. ft.; relies upon changes in floor level to define 'rooms'; all furniture and fittings designed at the same time as the house - per Builder article p485

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1HouseYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219521954Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21956 Won award or awardsRIBA Bronze Medal for the area of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley)  19521954 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Womersley, ___ (brother of architect Peter Womersley) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p602

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder14 March 1958  'House at Farnley Tyas, Yorkshire' in Builder pp485-487; includes photos - east and west elevations, from the southwest, and interiors - ground and first floor plans and a section drawing

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Bernat KleinInterview of Bernat Klein by Jessica Taylor, 27 January 2009 at High Sunderland Klein states that Farnley Hey was designed by Womersley for his (Womersley's) brother