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Cottingley Manor

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After buying the land off William Ferrand, Arthur Harry Briggs built Cottingley Manor and at the same time demolished the Cottingley Bar house. The Manor was a private residence until its conversion some years later.

Arthur Harry Briggs died at Cottingley Manor in March 1920.

In 1948, Cottingley Manor was bought by the Roman Catholic Church to act as a Secondary School for St Walburga's. It could not have been a bigger contrast to the 1814 Sunday School at the bottom of Main Street which was run by local volunteers. Cottingley Manor once more become a community focal point with its vast gardens, beautiful lake and leafy setting.

As well as schooling, the Manor was home to regular masses and formed strong ties with the church.

In 1996 the community in Cottingley was dealt a blow when the Cottingley Manor School building was sold to a Leisure company. Two years later and after a 1 million-plus overhaul the Cottingley Manor Health and Leisure Centre was opened.

But its prime location and stunning surroundings attracted the attention of Surrey based Cannons shortly after its grand opening and once more the Manor found new owners.

Cannons spent another 1 million on the Manor and pledged to put Cottingley at the forefront of health and leisure.

The history of the building may have been forgotten by the visiting keep-fit fanatics but a sense of awe is always visible on their faces when entering the splendid grounds.