A potential buyer has been found for a historic building.
Briarcourt in Lindley is currently ‘under offer’.
Kirklees Council says it is unable to comment on the matter until any sale is completed, but an offer has been made.
The Grade II listed major house on Occupation Road was originally listed for sale with a price tag of £1.25m, which was later reduced to £1m.
Briar Court was built in 1894 and acquired by Huddersfield Borough Council in 1946, and transferred to Kirklees Council when the authority was formed 40 years ago.
It was in 2012 that councillors agreed it should be listed for sale.
Braircourt was once home to the council’s learning difficulties support staff.
The three-storey manor house was designed by architect Edgar Wood, who also worked on the next-door property known as Ridgemount and many other buildings in Lindley.
The house includes an entrance vestibule, reception and central hallways, three principal reception rooms with fine detailing, kitchen, washrooms, stores and two further reception rooms.
Upstairs there are 10 bedrooms with several bathrooms.