Pyemont House

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Pyemont House (also spelt as 'Pymont House' and known as 'Pyemont House and Cottage') is a listed farmhouse in Lofthouse. While the brickwork suggests the house was built in the 17th century, the timber-framing suggests that part of the building is from the 16th century. The house is named after the Pyemont family, who inherited the house in the late 17th century.



Small red circle shows Pyemont House, the subject of this page. Large red circle shows Pymont Court and the other building called Pymont House.

While the 16th or 17th century building Pyemont House is undoubtedly the building on Leeds Road, as confirmed by its location on the Historic England's records[1] and the floor plan in Giles' book,[2] another building of the same name appears on multiple historical maps[3][4][5] as being on Green Lane, on the site of what is now a cul-de-sac called Pymont Court. Some writers refer to a building called Pyemont Farm[6][7] and so it is conceivable that what is called Pyemont House on these historical maps could in fact be the farm's operational buildings rather than the residential farmhouse. However, this means that some of the historical sources may be discussing the farm, rather than the house.[n. 1]

The Pyemont coat of arms found carved into a stone in the wall.

Pyemont House originally belonged to William Lyley, a yeoman from Warmfield cum Heath, and passed to his great-grandson John Pyemont (or Pymont) when Lyley died on 3rd November 1685. John Pyemont died in 1772.[8] Following John Pyemont's death, the house likely passed to his eldest son, John Pyemont (b. 30 March 1687).[9]

In 1745, some of General Wade's troops stayed in the barn at Pyemont House,[10] presumably during the Jacobite rising. At this time, John Pyemont owned the house[10] and on his death in 1748, it likely passed to his eldest son, John Pyemont (b. 1713).[9]

John Pyemont died in 1783 and on his death it may have been passed to his eldest son, John Pyemont, who died unmarried in 1801.[9][n. 2]

In 1869, Pyemont House was split into two cottages:[10] one called Pyemont House and the other called Pyemont Cottage.[1]

By 1882, Pyemont House was no longer in the possession of the Pyemont family as William Hartley, from Ouzlewell Green, owned the building.[10] It is likely that Hartley lived in the house, rather than the aforementioned farm buildings, as he is mentioned on the title register for Pyemont House. It lists a conveyance on 31st August 1891 between The Yorkshire Banking Company; Hartley; John Ward and Charles Greswell Ward.[11] In 1901, John and Charles Ward were living in Pyemont House and Pyemont Cottage, respectively.[12] John Ward was still living in Pyemont House in 1904.[13] However, in 1911, Charles was living in Pyemont House[14] and Thomas Ward was living in Pyemont Cottage.[15] Charles Ward lived in Pyemont House until at least 1939, and in that year Isabella Grayston was living in Pyemont Cottage.[16]

Pyemont House was listed as a Grade II* building in 1964. The original listing was for 'Pyemont House and Pyemont Cottage',[1] which would suggest that that the building was still split in two at the time.

On 9 May 1957, Clifford Cunliffe Hurst was living in Pyemont House as there was a conveyance between Mr Hurst and The Ministry Of Transport And Civil Aviation.[11]

Jeremy Newsome was living in the house in 1990 and 2013.[17][18]

Pyemont House had returned to being one building by the 21st century.[19]

Pyemont House last sold for £3800000 in 2015.[20]

→ W. Lyley (Unknown-1685)
→ J. Pyemont (1685-1722)[n. 3]
→ J. Pyemont (1722-1748)[n. 4]
→ J. Pyemont (1748-1783)[n. 4]
→ J. Pyemont (1783-1801)[n. 4]
W. Hartley (1882-1891)[n. 5]
J. Ward (1901-1904)[n. 5]
C. Ward (1901-1939)[n. 5]
T. Ward (1911)[n. 5]
I. Grayston (1939)[n. 5]
C. Hurst (1957)[n. 5]
J. Newsome (1990-2015)[n. 6]
Unknown (2015-present) ←
Ownership/Residence of Pyemont House
Key: • Pyemont House • Pyemont Cottage



The interior of Pyemont House.
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The floor plan of Pyemont House.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.


  1. Banks and Roberts are likely referring to the house as they both make reference (p.162 and p.21 respectively) to the same coat of arms found by Giles on his visit.
  2. Unlike the previous John Pyemonts, Foster does not add "of Lofthouse" to his name, which makes it difficult to know whether he owned Pyemont House.
  3. This is presuming that Pyemont kept the house in his possession until his death.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 This is presuming that the J. Pyemont that took possession of the house upon his father's death.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 They may have owned/lived at Pyemont House for much longer, or their stays may have been intermitted. However this is the range of confirmed dates.
  6. Newsome may have have owned/lived at Pyemont House for much longer, or his stays may have been intermitted. It is likely that Newsome was living in the house until 2015 as he lived there in 2013 and there is no record of a sale on property websites before 2015.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (228 and 230, Leeds Road, Non Civil Parish - 1313491, no date)
  2. (Giles, 1986, p.157)
  3. (Penrice et al., 1854)
  4. (‘Yorkshire CCXXXIII.NE’, 1908)
  5. (‘Yorkshire CCXXXIII.NE’, 1947)
  6. (The Yorkshire Post, 1932)
  7. (Yorkshire Evening Post, 1949)
  8. (Banks, 1871, p.163)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 (Foster, 1874, 'Pedigree of Pyemont, of Lofthouse')
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 (Roberts, 1882, p.21)
  11. 11.0 11.1 (‘Title Register for 228 Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3LS (YY47374)’, no date)
  12. ('Charles Greswell Ward', 1901)
  13. (Ward, 1904)
  14. ('Charles G Ward', 1911)
  15. ('Thomas Ward', 1911)
  16. ('Isabella Grayston, 1939)
  17. (H22/310/90/ - Application Summary, 1991) - While this application does not list Newsome, in the next reference he writes that he "undertook whole scale refurbishment of work on the house's windowns in 1997" and there is only one application for such work listed and that is from 1990/1991.
  18. (Newsome, 2013)
  19. (WYHER/10943, no date)
  20. (228, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF3 3LS, 2024)

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