Heritage Open Day: 'Renewal and Renovation'

Enjoy friendly and informal guided tours of the Hall and walled gardens and also original family documents from Doncaster Archives will be available to view.


Cusworth Hall is a fine example of a fashionable Georgian country house built by local landowner and lawyer William Wrightson. The house was significantly altered by renowned architect James Paine between 1749 and 1753. This year marks 300 years since the birth of James Paine in 1717, so our theme will be the renewal and renovation at Cusworth Hall since Paine's additions through to the last major works on the building in 1907. What interesting gossip did James Paine report to William Wrightson from London? When was electricity added to the Hall? And to what unintended use was the new lift put to in the twentieth century? All these questions and more will be answered on our friendly and informal guided tours!

The day will also include tours of the Walled Gardens with our Acting Head Gardener and original family documents from Doncaster Archives will be available to view.

Tours will run at regular intervals from 11am to 3pm from the entrance hall. Please note some parts of the tour are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Last updated: 11 August 2017 16:04:33