The 1764 Robert Adam-designed vermeil Richmond Race Cup, today in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Earlier Houses: There was probably at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Timothy Hutton
House & Family History: The Hutton family built Marske Hall in the early 17th century and were still living here in the 1730s, when the house was rebuilt and extended in the classical style. During World War II Marske Hall was home to Scarborough College, whose students were evacuated here during the war. In the 1960s the house was sold to a developer who converted it into 10 flats. In 2021 Marske Hall was listed for sale for £2.5 million.
Collections: The Richmond Race Cup of 1764 was won by John Hutton III (sometimes mistakenly called John Hutton II) of Marske Hall, one of the 18th century's most enthusiastic supporters of the turf. The silver gilt cup was designed by Robert Adam and marked by Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp in London 1764-65. The cup is today in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (see photo in "Images" section).
Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits in 20 acres of grounds. The Grade II-listed 18th century quadrangular stableblock was converted into holiday cottages in 2021.
Title: Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, The
Author: Pevsner; Nikolaus
Year Published: 1966
Reference: pg. 238
Publisher: London: Penguin Books
Book Type: Hardback
Title: English Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Volume II - Silver From 1697
Author: Alcorn, Ellenor M.
Year Published: 2000
Reference: pg. 198
Publisher: Boston: MFA Publications
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Matthew Hutton, until 1606. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Timothy Hutton, 1606-29; John Hutton I, 1629-64; John Hutton II, 1664-1731; John Hutton III, 1731-68; John Hutton IV, 1768-82; John Hutton V, 1782-1841.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
Ownership Details: The stables can be booked for holiday stays