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Following the successful completion of the first phase of the Sewerby Access Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the council’s contractor, William Birch and Sons, have completed phase two, which saw the interior of the stately home restored to how it would have looked in the year 1900. August 2014 saw the house re-open to visitors.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council was delighted to receive a confirmed grant of £949,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the £2.6m restoration project.

Works included the reinstatement of a fully-functioning service wing and working kitchen. The historic family interiors have been refurbished with specially selected pieces of furniture from the national collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.