DiCamillo Companion

Pye Nest

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the 1767 house.

    Built / Designed For: John Edwards

    House & Family History: Pye Nest, one of the most prominent 18th century houses in the Halifax area, was designed for John Edwards by Yorkshire's greatest architect, Carr of York. Noted for its dome-lit Entrance Hall, the house was so influential that its design was copied in 1778 by architect Thomas Bradley for his nearby Crow Nest (also demolished). After the last member of the Edwards family died in 1932, Pye Nest, together with 23 acres, was sold; the House was demolished in 1935 and replaced by a housing development.

  • Architect: John Carr

    Date: 1767
    Designed: House for John Edwards

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 243, 1853. 2.S. Vol. I, p. 210, 1854.

  • Title: Lost Houses of the West Riding
    Author: Waterson, Edward; Meadows, Peter
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 54
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649442
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Edwards, 18th century; Sir Henry Edwards, until 1886; Major A.H. Edwards, until 1932.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No