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Ormesby Hall is situated at Ormesby, on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. The hall is a Grade I listed building and is a predominantly eighteenth century mansion house built in the Palladian style, which was completed in 1754.
The home of the Pennyman family for over four hundred years, Ormesby Hall originally dates from circa1600, however, the building has been much modernised. The original Hall was a two storey structure, but the house was altered in the eighteenth century to provide a further storey.
Now described as a "classic Georgian mansion", it consists of a main residential block and an adjacent stable block, once home to the horses of the Cleveland Mounted Police.
The Pennyman family began acquiring land in Ormesby in the sixteenth century and purchased the Manor of Ormesby in around 1600 from the Conyers/Strangeways family. The family were granted a Baronetcy by King Charles II for the support they gave to the royalist cause during the English Civil War. The Pennyman baronetcy became extinct in 1852 with the death of Sir William Pennyman.
The Pennyman family continued to reside in the house until 196, when Jim Pennyman last of the line, bequeathed Ormesby Hall to the National Trust. His widow Ruth Pennyman, continued to live at the hall until her death in 1983. 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 contains significant plasterwork, a fine collection of historic paintings, a Victorian kitchen and laundry areas and includes gardens and estate walks. The Old Wing of Ormesby Hall houses a model railway collection which is open to the public.
Ormesby Hall holds a range of events throughout the year, including 70's Summer Magic, a 1970s-themed outdoor event.
Ormesby Hall is situated on Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, near Middlesbrough and is off the A172. SatNav: use TS3 0SR for main entrance.