Kiplin Hall

This intriguing Jacobean house was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland, USA.

Since it was built in 1619, the house has belonged to four fascinating families, connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II.

Throughout the centuries alterations and additions have been made to the house and gardens, including a large extension that housed a Gothic drawing room, designed in 1818 by the noted architect, P.F. Robinson. This room was altered later in the century to designs by W.E. Nesfield, to create a library with rooms above.

The house is packed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the families who lived here. Visitors are welcomed into a home that they could imagine has only just been vacated by its Victorian owners!


Seeking a Director for Kiplin Hall

We are currently recruiting for a Director
Salary: c£45k
Location: Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
The Board of Kiplin Hall Trust is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation through a period of change and development.
Kiplin Hall is a fascinating Jacobean House that was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland in the United States. In recent years, the Hall and its grounds has been subject to considerable restoration and while there is still more to do, today the priority switches to making the organisation sustainable for the future.
The Director joins at an important time of change tasked with developing the organisation, its operations and visitor offer. With responsibility for increasing visitor numbers and the income-generating opportunities for the Kiplin Hall Trust, the new Director, with the Board, will develop the strategy which will take the organisation on the next stage of its journey. Providing inspirational and creative leadership to the staff and volunteer team, the Director will be strong operationally, have good communication skills to advocate for the Hall externally, develop new partnerships and seize opportunities for attracting new funds to enhance what Kiplin Hall can deliver to its visitors.
Candidates for this role need the energy, determination, commercial skills and empathy with Kiplin Hall and its heritage, to take on this role and lead the change which will ensure a great future for the organisation, its visitors, staff and volunteers alike.
If you feel you can bring to Kiplin Hall the leadership and skills it needs please request an application pack from Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on or +44 (0)20 3004 4701.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 26th November 2018 (by close of business)

Opening Times

Gardens, Parkland, Children's Play Area and Tea Room

Open 3 February to 31 October 2018, Saturday - Wednesday 10am to 5pm


Open 1 April to 31 October 2018, Saturday - Wednesday, 11am to 5pm