Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: hall

  • Acklam Hall

    Acklam Hall

    Although this must be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, building in Middlesbrough, I didn’t get a sense of history while I was there. Too manicured and twee for me. A green plaque indicated a date of 1678 but major restoration in the mid-19th-century, and again in 1912 must have substantially altered its…

  • The Pennymans of Ormesby Hall

    The Pennymans of Ormesby Hall

    My volunteering with the National Trust has restarted again after the lockdown although the use of Trust vehicles for transport is not allowed due to Covid precautions. This means that trips to Bransdale and the Bridestones will have to wait until we have all been vaccinated. So north to help out in the construction of…

  • Shandy Hall and Laurence Sterne

    Shandy Hall and Laurence Sterne

    In 2003, The Guardian published one of those 100 greatest lists that we’re all familiar with. This one was for “the 100 greatest novels of all time“. No. 1 was Don Quixote, followed by Pilgrim’s Progress and Robinson Crusoe. Surprising but not altogether unexpected. To me, what was surprising was that, in 7th place, was…

  • The Hackness Shame

    The Hackness Shame

    I had a look around the Forge Valley near Scarborough, a place I’ve always wanted to see but never had the opportunity. I must admit, I wasn’t that overwhelmed. A dense tree canopy and lots of mud. Still, it’s good to explore somewhere new. Hackness Hall was impressive though and with a colourful bit of…

  • Hutton Hall

    Hutton Hall

    Sir Joseph Pease had this pile built in 1866, and lost it in the banking crash of 1902. It was subsequently repurchased by his son, Sir Alfred Pease, in 1935, and has since been converted into flats and apartments. In 1937 Sir Alfred agreed for it to become home for 20 refugee children aged between…

  • Ingleby Arncliffe

    Ingleby Arncliffe

    From Beacon Scar looking down on the Vale of Mowbray and the twin villages of Ingleby Arncliffe and Ingleby Cross, now merged into one. Both are mentioned in the Domesday Book although the names imply earlier settlements. Ingleby is simply the village of the Angles whereas Arncliffe is a mixture of Old English and Old…

  • Ornamental Gateposts, Pinchinthorpe Hall

    Ornamental Gateposts, Pinchinthorpe Hall

    Probably dating from the mid-17th-century when the hall old manor house was rebuilt. Since then it has been much extended and altered. In recent years Pinchinthorpe Hall has undergone many changes in use, from a country residence to a hotel and restaurant, a brewery, and another restaurant which is now closed but a reopening is…

  • Undercliffe Hall

    Undercliffe Hall

    I have posted many times about the whinstone quarry at Cliff Rigg near Great Ayton. It was a major industry for the village. The whinstone was an extremely hard basalt rock and used mainly for road surfacing. It could be knapped into setts and it was frequently said that the streets of Leeds were cobbled…

  • Acklam Hall

    Acklam Hall

    A magnificent avenue of trees, one kilometre long leading to the Grade 1 listed Acklam Hall built by Sir William Hustler around 1680. The house has notable interior joinery and plasterwork, which have somehow survived its latter 20th-century life as a school. It is now a business centre, wedding venue and restaurant.

  • Coniston Hall

    Coniston Hall

    It’s eighteen years since I was last at Coniston Hall. A National Trust tenanted farm run as a campsite on the side of Coniston Water. Very little changed, still as popular. The vernacular architecture of the Lakeland chimneys still intrigues me. Open Space Web-Map builder Code