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This is the impressive south front with its conservatory and orangery. Waterhouse favoured the use of contrasting red brick and terracotta; as well as using it at Hutton Hall, he used it on his other two buildings in Guisborough, the Grammar School and Overbeck, a private house on the western outskirts. The elaborate (and labour intensive) formal gardens were very much in the style of the day, and required an army of full-time gardeners. The head gardener and his staff were accommodated in a purpose-built and elaborate range of houses, bothies, potting sheds and greenhouses (together with the adjoining stable block, these were converted in the early years of this century into a luxury development, Pease Court). There was a fernery, an orangery and a grotto, and the size of the head gardener's house, with its back stairs and maids' accommodation, illustrates the size of the household and the importance of the head gardener in the social structure of a grand Victorian country house. The head gardener's house was designed with an angled window so that all his staff could be monitored, and a special path and gate was provided to allow Lady Pease to carry out her weekly inspection of the gardens and greenhouses with the head gardener.

Other Memories from Guisborough

This photo rings back memories of delivering meat to nursing home on a bi weekly basis, In the 1960’s this hall was used as a nursing home and my dad supplied the meat. My memories were of the heat from the kitchen, the smell of nursing home patients and the trophies shot by previous Lord Gisborough’s on their safari’s throughout the Empire. I bet that they still hang on the walls,somewhere

We used to eat at the Fox Inn on a regular basis in the 1960's. Mrs Armstrong, the owner and chef, made the best ox tail I've ever eaten . You couldn't beat Yorkshire food at it's best Great food and beer. Norman Robinson owned the newsagents next door, where I'd buy my papers

This was taken a year before I emigrated to Australia. My Dad was the owner, and my brother Tom and I were the sons. Dad sold the shop in 1972 (which had been opened in the 1930's) he retired and subsequently died in 1995. The last time I was in Guisborough, was just after he died and not much has really changed except the shop is something else. I have a look at the photo every now and then, just to remember what was ...see more

The closest car in this picture (a Hillman Minx) belonged to my family. I know because my father, Arthur Simpson, bought the postcard because of that. The following year, we moved to Canada where my brother and I still live. My brother and I will be in Guisborough next month. I was there a couple of years ago and saw that Granny Simpson's house on Belmangate is now a hairdresser. They allowed me to go in and have a look around. I was surprised how tiny it is.

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