The manor of Gisborough and the site of the dissolved Priory of Gisborough were acquired after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Sir Thomas Chaloner in about 1558. He built a new manor house adjacent to the Priory ruins. His grandson was Sir William Chaloner Bt.
The manor house was demolished in the early 19th century when the family moved to Long Hull. In 1842 Admiral Thomas Chaloner inherited the estate and in 1856 created the present mansion house.
The house, in Jacobean style, presents a main south front of two storeys and attics behind balustrades, with seven bays, the central and two end bays being canted and gabled.
On his death without issue, the Admiral left the estate to his great nephew Richard Godolphin Walmesley Long (younger brother of Viscount Long) who in 1888 changed his surname to Chaloner. He was created Baron Gisborough in 1917 and died at the Hall in 1938.
The estate was sold by the family in the 1940s and the house was used as an old people's home for some years. In 2002 it was restored by new owners and converted to use as an hotel.
- English Heritage: Images of England , architectural description of listed building
- History and Antiquities of Cleveland John Walker Ord (1846) p. 221. The Chaloners of Gisborough. Google Books
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