Lambert House, Stainland Road, West Vale

Lambert House – aka Lambard House, Lammarde House, Lambert Hall, Lombard House, Lomard House, and Priestley House - was a 16th century farm.

This property is not to be confused with the Lambert House on Rochdale Road

Owners and tenants and those with an interest in the property have included

Contributor Joanne Backhouse has sent details of several deeds and documents relating to the house

In the 14th century,

John, son of Peter de Holynexe [granted] to William de Ponte and Malina his wife of a piece of land called Lumbarcros in Eland between Stanistret and Robarderode of Wormeclif

In a lease dated 10th September 1520

Leonard Sayvile son and heir of John Sayvile of Hullynlegge [leased] to Hugh Stansfield gent messuage and lands in Eland for 32 years at 25s p.a. 

In a quit claim dated 1522

Leonard Savile of Hullyngegge, gentleman, to Hugh Stansfeld, gentleman, and his heirs, 10s rent from Lammarde House and lands, Eland

In an Indenture/lease dated 12th August 1522

Leonard Savile, son and heir of John Savile to Hugh Stainsfield, Lammard House and lands

On 18th August 1522,

Hugh Stansfeld, gent. granted to Leonard Savile rent of 30 s in messuage, Lammard House and lands

In an indenture, bargain and sale dated 16th May 1525

Leonard Savile of Hullyngegge, gent. and Jenet his wife to Hugh Stansfeld, gent.  unnamed messuage and lands (same description as above) in Eland and Greitland, for 26 pounds 13/4d

In a grant dated 20th May 1525

1525 Grant Leonard Savile of Hullenedge and his wife Joan to Hugh Stansfeld. Lomard House and 20 acres

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In a quit claim dated 12th February 1530

Hugh Stansfeld, gent. to John Prestelay of Stainelande, Lamberd House and lands, in Eland, mentions Leonard Sayvile and Johanna his wife

1530 Deed Poll: Quitclaim Hugh Stansfeld to John Prestelay. House and 20 acres

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In a grant dated 16th August 1547

Roger Lockwood of Skircoat [granted] to William Priestley of Elland cum Greetland 2 messuages called Southley in Stainland and Lombard House in Elland cum Greetland

1552 Deed Poll, Grant: John Preistlay of Staynland and son William to Thomas Savile of Walton, [son of Leonard Savile of Hullenedge] Lombard House and lands.

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In his will, dated 25th August 1557, John Prestley states:

.... my farmeholde called Lambert house to Agnes my wife and Jennet my daughter

On 31st October 1633,

Lambard house was sold by the Savilles to Jonas Pollard and was in the occupation of John Priestley

In 1633, there is record of a bargain and sale of land in Wyke by

Jonas Pollard of Lambard House, Elland, to Jonas Pearson of Woodside

In 1634,

Sir William Savile of Thornehill, Bart [sold] to Jonas Pollard of Lambert House within the township of Elland, clothier, of a parcel of land

On 12th May 1634, there is record of a bargain and sale by

Sir William Savile of Thornehill, Bart, to Jonas Pollard of Lambert House, within the township of Elland, clothier

The estate was broken up and sold at auction in 1851. The House became the Shears Inn around that time. The Inn was demolished [2012], and a Co-Op store built on the site

See Elland-tide day and Lambert Close, West Vale

© Malcolm Bull 2021
Revised 13:13 / 18th May 2021 / 8395

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