Set in more than 30 acres of parkland, Baysgarth House, a Grade II* listed building, was an ancestral home of the Nelthorpe family between 1620 and 1792 when it was sold to William Graburn, after which it passed through a succession of owners until it was bought in 1889 by barrister Robert Wright Taylor whose father, also Robert, lived at New Hall on Newport.
Robert Wright Taylor’s son, Stanbury, was killed at Ypres in September 1917 and a memorial to him is fixed on the main gate of the park. In 1930, following Robert Wright Taylor’s death his daughter Mrs Thomas Ramsden donated both Baysgarth House and its park to Barton upon Humber Urban District Council for use by the community.
The house and park have remained in public ownership since that time. North Lincolnshire Council took ownership of the 12.5 hectare estate following the abolition of Humberside County Council under the 1996 local government reorganization.
In 2004 the town’s Community, Heritage Arts and Media Project (Champ) Ltd. took over the management of the house including its buildings, museum, collections, and archives but Baysgarth House Museum has since been brought back under the management of North Lincolnshire Council.
Currently closed for refurbishment, the Museum is open at certain times during the summer months, The estate is now open park land in two distinct adjoining halves, well stocked with ancient trees protected by conservation and preservation orders. These areas are used to stage a variety of community events throughout the year.
The Museum is currently closed
Baysgarth House Museum, Baysgarth Park, Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 6AH
Address: Baysgarth House Museum, Baysgarth Park, Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 6AH
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