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Ormesby Hall is a predominantly 18th century mansion house built in the Palladian style, situated in Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, in the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland in the north-east of England.
The property, which is a Grade I listed building, comprises two adjacent blocks. The older was possibly built about 1600 and subsequently much modernised. The later, and main residential block, dates from the mid 18th century. The 18th century stable block also enjoys Grade I listed building status and until their disbandment in December 2013 housed the horses of Cleveland Police Mounted Section.
The Pennyman family, which began acquiring land in Ormesby in the 16th century, bought the Manor of Ormesby in about 1600 from the Conyers/Strangeways family. The Pennyman family then went on to acquire a Baronetcy granted by Charles II for fighting on the side of the royalists in the English Civil War. The Pennyman baronetcy became extinct in 1852 with the death of Sir William Pennyman. The Pennyman family continued to live in the house until 1983 when the National Trust opened the property and its 110 hectares (270 acres) of land to the public after the death of Mrs Ruth Pennyman.
The house boasts fine plasterwork, as well as recreated kitchen areas. There is also a model railway which is also open to the public.
Ormesby Hall holds a range of events throughout the year, including 70's Summer Magic, a 1970s themed outdoor event.
- A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923) pp276-283 from British-History on Line