Following the successful completion of the first phase of the restoration of Sewerby Hall, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the council’s contractor, William Birch & Sons, will soon start on the second phase of the project.
As work begins on phase two, which will see the interior of the stately home restored, to how it would have looked in the year 1900, visitors are reminded that the hall itself will close to the public from Monday, 2 September onwards.
Works will include the reinstatement of a fully-functioning service wing and working kitchen. The historic family interiors will be refurbished with pecially selected pieces of furniture from the national collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Work is anticipated to be complete in summer 2014.
While the hall is closed, visitors can still enjoy the fifty acre site, which includes the Pleasure and Walled gardens, Woodland Walk and zoo.
The new Stables retail and catering unit is fully up and running and visitors can enjoy a Mr Moo’s ice cream, sandwich or coffee in the wonderful sun-trapping courtyard.
Admission charges apply. For further information call (01262) 673769 or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/sewerby