Newmillerdam Boathouse

Contact Details

Waterton Countryside Discovery Park, Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire, WF4 2EB

Main Telephone: 01924 303980
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    Venue Overview

  • Max Capacity: 30
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 2

    Location

  • 18.5 m to Leeds Bradford International Airport

Newmillerdam Boathouse

This fascinating building is situated on the lake at Newmillerdam. Little is known about the history of the Boathouse except that it was built by William Pilkington, first appearing on a 1826 map. Photographs from the early 1900s show the Pilkington family entertaining their guests; the gentlemen would shoot the wildfowl on the lake, with the ladies joining them at the Boathouse for a picnic lunch sent down from the Hall. Complimentary flipchart, TV, video, OHP projector and slide projector available. With the support of the National Lottery and the European Community European Regional Development Fund Wakefield Council has restored the building to a visitor facility and meeting room. Car Parking: Parking available in the pay and display car park opposite the Fox and Hound on the opposite side of the lake. Public Transport: A bus service is available from Wakefield city centre on an hourly basis.