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Tennis courts behind Staincliffe Hotel which can be seen in the background

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Staincliffe House built 1869 The property was built by a merchant Thomas Walker who established a sawmill on Mainsforth Terrace. Initially it was known as ‘Staincliffe House’. On the death of Thomas Walker in 1900 the house was sold. In 1921 William Cresswell Gray, the younger son of Sir William Gray acquired Staincliffe House to be used as a convalescent home for his workforce. By 1929 the house had been bought to be used as a hotel.

Staincliffe House built 1869 The property was built by a merchant Thomas Walker who established a sawmill on Mainsforth Terrace. Initially it was known as ‘Staincliffe House’. On the death of Thomas Walker in 1900 the house was sold. In 1921 William Cresswell Gray, the younger son of Sir William Gray acquired Staincliffe House to be used as a convalescent home for his workforce. By 1929 the house had been bought to be used as a hotel.

Posing with shells after bombardment December 1914 outside Staincliffe Hotel.

Aerial view of Staincliffe Hotel and The Cliff Seaton Carew.....quite a few tennis courts behind the Staincliffe and what looks like quite a large caravan site upper part of photograph.