DiCamillo Companion

Grimethorpe Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Robert Seaton

    House & Family History: Grimethorpe is a red brick hosue of circa 1670 with ashlar quoins and additions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It was purchased by the Coal Board, which applied for consent to demolish; this was refused and the House was subsequently upgraded from Grade II to II* and later sold. The next owners had plans to make Grimethorpe a nursing home; this planned conversion never occurred and the House was sold again, but, by this time, it had been considerably vandalized. Grimethorpe was virtually a shell when listed on SAVE Britain's Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register in February of 2001.

  • Title: Sleeping Beauties: SAVE's Buildings at Risk, 2001
    Author: Churchill, Deborah
    Year Published: 2001
    Publisher: London: SAVE Britain's Heritage
    ISBN: 0905978374
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Robert Seaton, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No