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The event at Firbeck, Park Hill and Langold on October 10th is now full.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please contact Maddy Hughes, Events Secretary - events [at] Please do not send any money at this stage.

Events in May

Rokeby Park, 12 May

Rokeby Park, described by Giles Worsley in 1987 as “one of the purest examples of the neo-Palladian villa”, was designed by its owner and talented amateur architect Sir Thomas Robinson (1702-1777). It was constructed between 1725-1730, with additional building work carried out by John Carr of York, after the purchase of the property by J.S. Morritt in 1769. The house never had a designed garden, instead the river Tees to the north and the Greta to the east form natural boundaries. In the morning there will be a tour of the house, and after self-funded lunch or picnic, a walk lead by Harry Beamish to explore the picturesque wooded Greta valley, described as ‘romantic’ in 1769 by Arthur Young in his travels through Yorkshire, painted by John Sell Cotman during his visit in 1805 and which Walter Scott described in his poem Rokeby. There will be a longer and shorter walk.

Mulgrave Estate, 23 May


In this, Repton’s bicentenary year, we have arranged a special visit to the Mulgrave estate, by kind permission of Lord and Lady Normanby. It was in the late 18th Century, that the then Lord Mulgrave, Constantine John, invited Humphry Repton to submit a plan for Mulgrave. Unfortunately he died before the proposals Repton had suggested in a Red Book, were carried out. After an introductory talk by Fiona Green in Lythe village hall, we will visit the walled garden and gardens near the house, and after your own picnic lunch (in village hall if wet) there will be a guided longer and a shorter walk; taking in the parkland and woodland, the old castle, which Repton proposed restoring as an ornamental folly, Dry Arch and tree planting he suggested to screen the walled garden and frame the profile of the house. Tea and cake complete the day.

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