Everthorpe Hall, South Cave, East Yorkshire – Part 1

21 09 2012

Everthorpe Hall is nestled in a housing estate in South Cave East Yorkshire. It sits to the rear of HMP Everthorpe, a catagory C male prison. This stunning building for many many years and has been enjoyed by a large amount of the local people.
The Manor House, Everthorpe Hall was built in 1870, originally built for Thomas Whitaker, who died in June 1912. In 1914 Mr Benjamin Seed, a fruit merchant of Hull, purchased the manor house. Upon his death in 1928 his son John inherited the property. He sold the estate in 1947 to Gilbert Baitson of Hull. In 1949 Mr Baitson sold the property to the home office and so has since been owed by HMP Everthorpe and used by the prison for training, open days and socially by staff and their families.

I spent almost 4 hours wondering around this amazing building as I was granted access by the Governor. The building ceased being used in 2008 and speaking to some of the staff who used Everthorpe Hall (also known as the ‘Club’), they are saddened by it’s deterioration. Hopefully this once beautiful building is going to receive some much needed TLC and gain some funding to be able to restore back to it formor beauty.
For now though the building stands empty, damaged by water and by young kids who have gained entry with no respect for what is not theirs.

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