Windfall bestows grand future on Sewerby Hall

Sewerby Hall has been around since the early 1700s but perhaps the most elegant and stylish period in its long history has been revived at a cost of £2.6 million to mark its 300th anniversary.

Funded by a grant of around £950,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, topped up by around £1.6m from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, experts have

A new arrival at the zoo

A new arrival at the zoo

used images from 1910 to reproduce a stunning range of rooms across the whole house using furniture from the glamorous Edwardian period, loaned by the national collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the East Riding collection.

It is the hall at its best and it seems visitors love it. Numbers have shot up since it re-opened in August after the restoration with an increase of 5,000 visitors during the last three weeks of the summer holidays meaning almost 17,000 people came to take a look at its splendour during the last three weeks of the summer season.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is fantastic to see that Sewerby Hall and Gardens is starting to reap the rewards of the investment that the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund have made in this fantastic visitor attraction.”

Based on that success, for the first time. the Hall and grounds will remain open for weekends only through the winter until March 2015 an an individual charge of just £2.50. Other attractions will also be open and more information is available on their website: www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

We take a pictorial reminder of one of its most successful seasons including some of the attraction and events during its 300th birthday year.