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Other intriguing items on display include a piece of wood thought to have been part of the block on which Charles I was beheaded, and the library chair used by Admiral Nelson aboard the HMS Victory. A special exhibit traces the role of George Calvert in the foundation of Maryland, and the history of the colony.
George Calvert was born at Kiplin, where his father leased land. In 1619 Calvert was able to purchase the estate, and he began building the Hall in 1620 as a hunting lodge. The house originally was composed of a long central room, with a symmetrical chambers on either side. The north and south towers had stairs inside, while the east and west towers were used as extra chambers.
After 1722 Christopher Crowe added a service wing, and redecorated the interiors with Georgian plasterwork and fireplaces. In 1820 the house was further expanded with the addition of the south wing, containing what is now the library.
There are 14 rooms on display, including the kitchen, dining room, drawing room, long gallery, and a family activity room. Outside are attractive wildflower woodlands with walking trails and a lily pond to enjoy.
About Kiplin Hall
Address: Scorton, Yorkshire, England, DL10 6AT
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 5 miles from the A1, on the B2671 Scorton to Northallerton road.
Website: Kiplin Hall
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Bill Harrison, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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