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Marske Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir William Pennyman, 1st Bt.

    House & Family History: In 1762 Marske was sold to the 1st Baron Dundas and remained in the Dundas family until the mid-20th century. During World War I the house was taken over by the Royal Flying Corps. In 1948 Markse became a private school, a role it played until 1957, when a serious fire caused significant damage. The house remained empty until 1961, when the 3rd Marquess of Zetland gave Marske Hall to the Leonard Cheshire Foundation to be used as a Cheshire Home for disabled people, a purpose it served until 2019, when the house was sold to Valorum Care Group, who operate Marske as a residential care home.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 5, 1855.

    Country Life: XXIX, 488 plan, 1911.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, The
    Author: Pevsner; Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1966
    Reference: pg. 238
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Pennyman, 1st Bt., 1626-43; Pennyman family here until 1650. Sir William Lowther, 1st Bt., 1650-1705; Sir Thomas Lowther, 2nd Bt., 1705-45; Sir William Lowther, 3rd Bt., 1745-56. Wilson family, 1756-62. Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas, 1762-1820; Lawrence Dundas, 2nd Baron Dundas and 1st Earl of Zetland, 1820-39; Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland, 1839-73; Lawrence Dundas, 3rd Earl of Zetland and 1st Marquess of Zetland, 1873-1929; Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland, 1929-61.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center

    Ownership Details: Today a residential care home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No