The first house is believed to have been built by the 1600s and was purchased by Richard Armitage of Armitage Bridge in 1663. The property was rebuilt in 1745 and the early 1800s. The house was demolished in the 1960s and the area is now modern residential houses.
The following description was given when the property was sold at auction in 1843:
All that capital MANSION HOUSE, called DEADMANSTONE, with the Coach House, House, Barns, Stables, Mistals, Gardens, and Appurtenances, and about Sixteen Acres of rich Meadow Land, surrounding the same, situate, lying, and being at Deadmanstone, in the Township and Parish of Almondbury, aforesaid, and now in the Occupation of Joseph Wrigley, Esq.
All those several CLOSES, PIECES, or PARCELS of LAND or GROUND, at present occupied with, and forming Part of the Deadmanstone Estate, situate near to Deadmanstone aforesaid, and called or commonly known by the several Names of the Far Holme Royd, the Near Syke, the Far Syke, and the William Close, containing together by Admeasurement, 14A 0R 31P, more or less, and now in the Occupation of the Vendors, and the said Mr. Wrigley.