Heath Residents Association

Welcome to the Heath Residents Association Website

Heath & Heath Residents Association Website

The village of Heath lies to the South of Wakefield, West Yorkshire and has evolved to its current
status as a Conservation area over the last 800 years.
We have populated our website with material we hope you will find useful in exploring our village and
the surrounding area.

Heath was known as the Village of Mansions

Heath Hall

Heath Hall is a Grade I listed buliding, originating in 1709 when it was known as Eshald House.
In 1754, the architect John Carr was comissioned to undertake major works to expand the house, which continued until 1780.

The Pinfold

A pinfold has been in the village since it’s early days, tended by a ‘Pinder’ who would seize stray animals. The Pinder would enclose the stray livestock within the Pinfold until it was claimed and a fee paid for the animals release.

The King's Arms Public House

The Kings Arms dates from the 17th Century and is owned by the local Clarks Brewery and sub let to Ossett Brewery.
The pub has a restaurant which seats about fifty people, and in the bar side serves sandwiches and light snacks which can be washed down by guest beers and is a real ale house.
The pub has an olde world interior and in places is still illuminated by authentic gas mantles which sets an ambient atmosphere to enjoy a drink by.

Lady Bolles Water Tower

A Grade II Listed water tower restored in 1980, this feature of the Common served two main purposes. Built on top of an emerging spring, the water was pumped to a reservoir in the upper part of the tower and was used to supply a near by iron works and to gravity feed water to Heath Old Hall