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!


Snowdrop, Aconites and lunches in Tea Room
Take a walk through the Gardens to see the beginnings of spring, and enjoy Tea/coffee, cake and a light lunch in our Tea Room.
Gardens and Tea Room
From Saturday 2nd February, then Sat to Weds.
10am – 5pm (10am – 4pm February – 30th March)
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2019 Opening Times

Gardens and Tea Room

Open 2 February to 3 November 2019, Saturday - Wednesday 10am to 5pm (10am – 4pm February – 30th March)


Open 30 March to 3 November 2019, Saturday - Wednesday, 11am to 5pm plus Good Friday


Kiplin Hall is seeking friendly, reliable and flexible person to help us ensure that the service we offer to customers on a weekend is of the highest quality. The post holder’s duties will include locking and unlocking buildings, cleaning, welcoming visitors, using the till system and supporting volunteers and other staff at the weekends. There will always be a second staff member from the Hall back-of-house team on duty to support you in delivering this role.

Post: Weekend Duty Manager post fixed term (2 weekends out of 3)

Dates: As near to Saturday 13th April as possible until Sunday 20th October 2019

Location: Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Salary: £8.51 per hour

Hours of work: This post is 2 weekends on 1 weekend off (some flexibility in the pattern can be arranged in discussion with the line manager)
9am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday (16 hours per week worked)

Responsible to: Volunteer and Front of House Manager

See the attached role description for further details and a role profile about the position

Closing date for applications - 5pm Wednesday 20th March

Interviews to be held - Thursday 4th April

If you are interested in applying for the post of Weekend Duty Manager, please send your CV and a covering letter of 1 side of A4 only which shows how you meet the criteria for the position. Please send this information to or Kiplin Hall, Near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT