architectural treasure in Teesdale, SW Durham.
original and effective variant of the Palladian formula, Rokeby
Park was built by Sir Thomas Robinson ca. 1730.
It was acquired by J.S. Morritt in 1769, in
whose family it has remained ever since.
Paintings and period furniture are on display,
together with a unique collection of needlework pictures by
Anne Morritt (d. 1797) and an unusual 'Print Room'.
The house, known as the setting for Sir Walter
Scott's ballad 'Rokeby', is open to the public and group visits
2015 Open times - Monday 4th May then each Monday and Tuesday from May 25th until September 1st inclusive, 2.00pm - 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm).
Images of Rokeby Park and environs