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Bingley St. Ives, or St. Ives is a former estate between Bingley and Harden in West Yorkshire, England.[1] The park and mansion were donated to the town in the 1920s and the land is now used as a public park, as well as for the Bingley St Ives Golf Course[1] and the Sports Turf Research Institute.

History

The St. Ives mansion was built in 1616, when it was known as Harden Hall[1] (the village of Harden is about 1 km west of Bingley)[2]. The hall was used as a base by General Fairfax during the civil war. A table found in the house was inscribed: "This table was at Harden Hall when the troops under General Fairfax were encamped at Harden Moor MDCXLII"[1]

In the 19th century, the estate was called alternately Halton Grange and Harden Grange.[1] The present name may be after a holy well in the area which is associated with the 7th Century abbess St. Iva.[1]

The property was owned by the Ferrand family in the 19th century.[1] A granite obelisk near the lake commemorates the career of Busfield Ferrand (1809-1889), a Member of Parliament and magistrate.[1]

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Coordinates: 53°50′47″N 1°51′36″W / 53.8465°N 1.8599°W / 53.8465; -1.8599

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