Sewerby Hall, Bridlington
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Set in 50 acres of grounds overlooking Bridlington Bay, Sewerby Hall is a magnificent mansion of early 18th century date. Entirely remodelled for the estate’s new owner, John Greame, in the 1710s, and further altered a century later, the house embodies fashionable Georgian style with its classical symmetry and lavish well-proportioned interiors.
Today, the house hosts a series of engaging exhibitions in its period rooms, exploring local history themes and showcasing the work of local artists as well as displaying the memorabilia collection of famous local aviator, Amy Johnson.
Sewerby Hall in Time of War
Duty Calls at Sewerby Hall contrasted the experiences of the Lloyd Greame family and their estate workers during the First World War with what happened during the Second World War. In the inter-war years, the shifting fortunes of country house estates resulted in the house being sold off to Bridlington council for whom the gardens were more important. The house was subsequently requisitioned and served as a convalescent home for RAF personnel: a world away from being the nerve centre of a landed estate.