Ormesby Hall

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Ormesby Hall, near Middlesbrough, offers a glimpse into historical elegance. This Grade I listed building, constructed primarily in the 18th century, showcases the Palladian architectural style, completed in 1754.

A Stroll Through History

  • The Pennyman Legacy: Unveil the intriguing tales of the Pennyman family, spanning from the notorious Sir James to Colonel Pennyman, a First World War survivor, and his theatrically inclined wife Ruth.
  • Victorian Servant Life: Step back in time and experience the life of a Victorian servant in the Laundry and Kitchen areas.

Architectural Splendour

An exquisite example of a classic Georgian mansion, Ormesby Hall presents a residential block coupled with a historic stable block, once home to the horses of Cleveland Police Mounted Section until December 2013.

House Features

  • Georgian décor, paintings, and furniture, each narrating the story of the Pennyman lineage.

Gardens and Parkland

  • 240 acres of parkland and farmland, offering picturesque seasonal walks.
  • Vibrant hues in the Victorian formal garden, a perfect complement to the mansion.

Café and Bookshop

  • A variety of drinks, snacks, and light lunches at the Café, with both indoor and outdoor seating options.
  • A second-hand bookshop, featuring titles for both children and adults.

Parking and Accessibility

  • Convenient free parking available, just 150 metres from the house, with entrance on Ladgate Lane.
  • For detailed accessibility information, please visit our Accessibility Statement.


Ormesby Hall, Church Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS7 9AS
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