Eleven years later she returned with her family to live at Snow Hall, which in the interim had been let to Anthony Lax Maynard. The present hall is said to date from around this period, and so we must assume that the story of the old hall ends here.
|COUNTY OF DURHAM
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
|At the King's Head Hotel, Darlington, in the County
of Durham, on Monday, the 19th Day of Septem-
ber, 1864, at One for Two o'Clock in the After-
Mr THOMAS WETHERELL, Auctioneer,
THE SNOW HALL FREEHOLD ESTATE, com-
prising the Family Mansion of Snow Hall, with
Coachhouse, Stables, and suitable Domestic Offices,
Garden, Pleasure Gardens, and Ornamental Planta-
tions, beautifully situate on the Picturesque Banks of
the River Tees, (which divides Durham from York-
shire,) and commanding extensive and varied Views up
and down the rich and well-wooded Valley of the
Tees. It is within easy Access of two capital Packs
of Foxhounds, is in good Partridge Country, and is
within Half-an-Hour's Ride by Rail of the well-known
Bowes Ticket Moors. The Estate has a Frontage of
more than Half-a-Mile to the River Tees, which is a
well-known Trout and Salmon River.
There are Two good Farm Houses and requisite
Out-Buildings, a Water Corn Mill, and about 250
Acres of First-class Meadow, Pasture, and Arable
Land, which is well drained, in a high State of Culti-
vation, and in the Occupation of good Tenants.
Snow Hall is distant about a Mile from the Village
of Gainford, where there is a Railway Station, and
seven Miles from the large Market Town of Darling-
ton, at which the principal Railways of the District
WILLIAM SURTEES RAINE, Esq., of Snow Hall, will
on Application, send a Person to show the Estate;
and Printed Particulars and Lithographed Plans may
be had of the AUCTIONEER, at Durham; of Messrs
SHUM & CROSSMAN, Solicitors, 3, King's Road, Bed-
ford Row, London; and at the Offices of Messrs
BOWSER & WARD, Solicitors, Bishop Auckland, from
whom further Information may be obtained.
Most of the estate was sold in 1865 to the Duke of Cleveland, who made alterations and additions to the house in 1876.
|Extension of Time
|TO BUILDERS. - TENDERS are in-
vited for the various Works required to be done
in ALTERATIONS and ADDITIONS to SNOW HALL,
near Gainford, for His Grace the Duke of Cleveland.
Plans, Specifications, and Conditions can be seen,
and Bills of Quantities obtained, on application at our
Offices, Feethams, Darlington, from Monday, May, 31st,
to Monday, June 21st, on which day sealed Tenders are
to be delivered to us, endorsed "Tender for Alterations
at Snow Hall."
The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted.
|ROSS AND LAMB, Architects.
|Feethams, May 28th 1875.
The remainder of the estate in Mary Sherwood's hands was sold upon her death in 1889 by her trustees. Snow Hall after many enlargements is now divided into several self-contained wings.
This article was written by Pat Atkinson, and published as part the North East Inheritance Project (2009)