Kiplin Hall

Standing by the River Swale in the Vale of Mowbray, a Jacobean house known for its collection of kitchenalia.

Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Kiplin Hall & Gardens in North Yorkshire is a beautiful historic house

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As visitors enter the Library, they see a metamorphic library chair made by Morgan and Sanders of London, which has an engraved silver plaque. When the back of the chair is pulled forward, hinges allow it to rest on the floor and it becomes library steps for reaching books on upper shelves. The old plaque reads ‘Lord Nelson’s chair on board the Victory’ and really captures people’s attention.

The chair is said to have been taken from H.M.S. Victory by Nelson’s chaplain and friend, Rev. Dr. Scott, in whose arms Nelson died during the Battle of Trafalgar. Dr Scott later became vicar of Catterick, two miles from Kiplin on the other side of the River Swale, and was a frequent visitor and dinner guest of the Earl and Countess of Tyrconnel. He was a great bibliophile and a welcomed user of their library.

Some years ago, the world expert on metamorphic library chairs visited Kiplin and said that the first time this type of chair featured in Morgan and Sanders’ catalogue was 1811 – 6 years after the Battle of Trafalgar!

Was our chair a prototype? Did it really belong to Lord Nelson and come from Victory? We can’t be certain!

  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
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Past articles about Kiplin Hall

2. The team at Bauman Lyons Architects Ltd who have been selected to work on designing the new welcome block at Kiplin Hall and Gardens.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens embarks on major work to enhance the popular visitor attraction

Kiplin Hall has been welcoming visitors to its museum and gardens for nearly 20 years. In order to better welcome growing audiences the charity plans to build a new welcome block and improve car parking.

Kiplin Hall Drawing Room with paintings across the walls

New collection inspires Family Fun at Kiplin Hall this August

Families are invited to explore the Annie Marchant Kitchen and Dairy Collection on Mondays in August at Kiplin Hall and Gardens. The newly acquired collection is the subject of an exhibition inside the museum, which was opened virtually in March...

Kiplin Hall and Gardens, a 400-year-old historic house in North Yorkshire has won a prestigious award.

Find Mental Wellness at Kiplin Hall & Gardens

Our mental health and wellbeing may have been neglected, or taken a battering of late. But there are things we can do to support our mental wellness. Kiplin has a reputation for tranquility, calm, enjoyment, and reflection.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens, a 400-year-old historic house in North Yorkshire has won a prestigious award.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens wins award from The Collections Trust

The Collections Trust Award highlights the often-unsung achievements of those who manage the collections that lie at the heart of all museums. The award for 2020-21 ‘Celebrating Collections Management’ has been won by Kiplin Hall and Gardens for their work...

Kiplin Hall and Gardens lake is a popular fishing fish destination but still has secrets to reveal! Photo courtesy of Richard Bartlett

Rare species of Red Herring discovered at Kiplin Hall and Gardens

Already well known for its rich flora and fauna the environment at Kiplin Hall and Gardens reveals yet more surprises. Local fisher man, Marlin Talbot, has sighted and caught a rare Red Herring at the picturesque location between Richmond and...

Kiplin Hall Gardens seen from above

Kiplin Hall and Gardens Goes Greener

Kiplin Hall’s ground source heating system is being extended this winter to include cottages on the estate. The lake at Kiplin Hall is not just home to a huge array of wildlife, but also the pipes for Kiplin’s ground source...

Kiplin Hall's Alice Rose is the Project Officer for the Annie Marchant Collection in 2020

Kiplin Hall welcomes new team member

Following the recent acquisition of a new collection Kiplin Hall and Gardens welcomes a new member of staff to the team. Alice Rose, Project Officer, will work on the Annie Marchant Kitchen and Dairy Collection Project.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens in North Yorkshire

Kiplin Hall sets new visitor records

With the end of the open season fast approaching this historic house museum, garden and tea room counts its blessings. After re-opening post lockdown Kiplin Hall and Gardens has reported record-breaking visitor figures as its popularity with local people grows.

Ragwort at Kiplin Hall and Gardens, pictured in the evening light before being carefully pulled as part of eco managment RS

Kiplin Hall receives NLHF support after first lockdown

Kiplin Hall and Gardens has received £29,300 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help Kiplin recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in two ways.

Kiplin Hall retains treasures and artefacts of history

Antique “Kitchenalia” brings opportunity to Kiplin Hall

Known for its grand rooms, opulent décor and bountiful walled garden, Kiplin Hall & Gardens has become home to a vast collection of Victorian kitchen and dairy antiques.

Short stories about Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall and Gardens in North Yorkshire

‘A Life Never Dies’, by Mike Watson

Beneath the slate roof of Kiplin Hall was a room that had rested in darkness for over a century. Without windows or doors, it was like a sealed box. In Summer the air in the room was jungle hot and...

Snow covers Kiplin Hall in North Yorkshire in 2021

‘Kiplin Hall’, by Monique Gadella

Kiplin Hall, here I come! I have always wanted to visit this beautiful mansion and today I am. I park in a small walled area, maybe a drying yard. What a shame, they should do something with it. It would...

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