BUILDING – Kirkleatham Hall
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 13/07/1877.
The seat of A. H. Turner Newcomen, Esq., is distant from Redcar, about two miles, and is a spacious and substantial building, seen to advantage from the roadside. A little further on is Turner’ s Hospital, a noble charity founded in the seventeenth century by Sir W. Turner. There is a Chapel attached to the hospital containing a beautiful stained window, said to be one of the finest in England. The Museum contains many curiosities, and notably the celebrated carving of St. George and the Dragon, cut from Boxwood by a prisoner in Italy, who was released through the influence of one of the Turner family. This carving is of singular beauty, and is in one piece, cut out of the solid block: it is of exquisite workmanship, and admired by all connoisseurs and lovers of art. The Library contains many rare old books, and can only be seen by special order. The Chapel and Museum are open daily to visitors.