The house was built by Richard Moses Greene Esq. yeoman farmer. Richard was one of the sons of John Greene and became quite an important public figure in Spen Valley towards the end of the 17th Century.
This is an extract from Spenborough past and present written by the eminent historian Frank Peel.(1893)
“Lowfold Hall, would know doubt be an important building when it was erected.It is pleasantly situated, and is still in a good state of preservation.It is gabled in front and two sides, topped with stone finials and projecting gargoyles, carved with groteques faces.The windows are mullioned, surrounded by heavy dished stone cornices, but as the number of lights is considerable, the rooms are cheerful and pleasant.”
To a large extent this discription still holds today.
The building was substantially restored in 1987 and received an Historic Houses award in 1997 also Spen Valley Civic Society award in 2007.
The house benefits from most of todays conveniences i.e. cental heating, modern plumbing, WIFI etc but still maintains links with the past such as open fires and candle lit rooms.