Tankersley Hall was built in Elizabethan times but by the 1730s it was in ruins and some of its stones were taken to build a nearby farm.
If this ruin, visible a few hundred yards to the east of the motorway between junctions 35 and 36, looks familiar it might because you've seen it in the film Kes, based on Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave. In one scene Billy Casper, a local boy 'with nowhere to go and nothing to say', climbs the ruin to take a kestrel chick from the nest.
I've just taken my paperback copy off the shelf; I have to smile when I read the cover blurb from this 1975 Penguin reprint.
This is not just another book about growing up in the North. It's as real as a slap in the face to those who think that orange juice and comprehensive schools have taken the meanness out of life in the raw working towns.(If I remember rightly, the then secretary of state for education and science, Margaret Thatcher, had abolished the free orange juice by then.)