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BBC at Oakwell 2014
We are almost there now with the arrangements for the filming of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell here at Oakwell. Click 'see more' to find out more, and see images of the BBC at work.
Who are The Friends?
Founded in 1988, the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are a voluntary support group for this wonderfully authentic 16th Century Manor House in Yorkshire - and for its surrounding 110 acres of country park. We undertake a wide variety of tasks, both indoors and out, including...
Membership of the Friends
Whilst many people join the Friends simply because they appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Hall and Park, others join because of the 'hands on' opportunities available on site. Friends work closely with the dedicated staff at Oakwell and provide assistance both inside and outside the Hall..
Best of Friends
If you're thinking of joining us and are interested in who we are perhaps you’d like to know a little bit more about us and our history-so here's a brief outline for you. We've never been short of Volunteers at Oakwell, even before the Friends were founded,
About Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall was built by John Batt in 1583 and is now run as a 'living museum' furnished as the Batt family home in the 1690s.
Winter and the garden is still lovely, with clipped yew and box and winter flowering jasmine on the trellis. The woodwork in the garden was copied from a 17th Century design book.