North Ferriby Nursing Home

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A short History of Ferriby House, now known as North Ferriby Nursing Home.
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History of Ferriby House


Built between 1785 and 1788 for Sir Henry Etherington, Sheriff of Kingston upon Hull in 1758 and Mayor in 1785, the building passed to his niece Lady Mary Beauclerk, daughter of the Duke of St Albans in 1830. In 1844 it was purchased from her by Charles Turner whose family lived there until 1902.

In 1904 the Turner Estate comprising of 885 acres was bought as a whole by Filmer Wilson of the world famous shipping empire. The Wilson family retained Ferriby Hall, and sold Ferriby House to Godfrey Robinson. The Godfrey Robinson family lived there until 1953 when the property was acquired by Kingston upon Hull City Council.

The home was formally opened in 1954 by the Lord Mayor as a retirement home. Ownership passed to Humberside County Council in 1974 and the use continued until 1982 when structural and other problems led to its closure.

Semi-derelict and in need of substantial structural repairs it was acquired by by the current owners, Ian and Sheila Holden in 1983. They restored the building, converting and registering it for its present use as a nursing home. As a Grade II* listed building, great care has been taken in carrying out the necessary work to retain what is accepted to be one of the most important Georgian interiors in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Exquisite plasterwork, original fireplaces and a double cantilevered staircase with a minstral gallery landing are a few of the features of this period home.

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