Acklam Hall Timeline

Postcard of Acklam Hall (circa 1913)

Postcard of Acklam Hall (circa 1913)

Acklam Hall Timeline

  • 1066-Manor was held by Siward, Earl of Northumberland (character in Macbeth)
  • 1086-5 entries in Domesday Book. Manor held by Hugh, Earl of Chester Later overlords-De Brus family; and descendants. Manor in hands of de Acklams
  • C 1230-Joan Boynton, daughter of Roger de Acklam, wife of Ingram de Boynton  inherited the hall. (The Boyntons were M.P.s High Sheriffs of Yorks; Estates in East Riding
  • 1637-Sir Matthew Boynton sold Acklam Grange to William Hustler, a wealthy Bridlington draper
  • C 1680-Sir William Hustler (grandson; knighted 1678; M.P.) built the present house; formal gardens; avenue of lime and fir trees (many of which blew down in 1829)
  • 1845-Attic storey and other additions by Thomas Hustler; rebuilt Acklam (St Mary’s) Church
  • 1912-Altered; new dining room and kitchens built
  • 1928-Sold to Middlesbrough Corporation for £11,500
  • 1935-Opened as Acklam Hall Boys’ Grammar School
  • 1951-Became a Grade I Listed Building
  • 1967-Acklam High School (Acklam Hall Boys’ Grammar School merged with Kirby Girls’ School to become the 13-18 non-selective, co-educational school)
  • C 1971-Flower Beds removed and modern annexes added to the front and either side of the hall
  • 1974-Acklam High School split to form Kings Manor (11-16 year olds) and Acklam Sixth Form College. The Kings Manor building was destroyed in a fire and was finally demolished in 1997 leaving the college as the sole occupant of the site
  • 1995-The hall and grounds remained in council ownership until 1995 when the hall and open spaces to the West and South were transferred to Middlesbrough College. Middlesbrough Council retained considerable ownership interest in the Acklam Hall complex including eastern courtyard buildings; walled garden; sports hall and playing field to the north; and woodland to the east.
  • 2007-Acklam Hall put up for open tender by Middlesbrough College and Middlesbrough Council
  • 2008-Middlesbrough college vacated the site and moved to Middlehaven
  • 2009-Acklam Hall LTD chosen as preferred developer
  • 2010-Acklam Hall ends up on the English Heritage at Risk List
  • 2014-Sale complete. Acklam Hall LTD owner of Hall and Grounds Building begins for 56 executive homes on the grounds of Acklam Hall.

 

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