Sir William Turner's Almshouses, Kirkleatham, Redcar.

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**William Turner was born at Guisborough in 1615. In 1623 his father bought the Kirkleatham Estate and built Kirkleatham Hall. William moved to London as a young man where he made his fortune, wholesaling fabrics as a merchant tailor.

He was knighted by Charles II in recognition of his many public works. In 1668, two years after the Great Fire of London, Sir William was the City's Lord Mayor. His management ability was highly praised as he worked with Wren the architect to rebuild the city. A decade later, Sir William built his Almshouses at Kirkleatham.**

On his death in 1692 aged 77, Sir William left £3000 to build a free school at Kirkleatham. In 1709, Cholmley Turner, his great-nephew, built the school opposite the almshouses at Kirkleatham. The building now houses the Kirkleatham Hall Museum.**

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Comments (49)

Richard Gregory 48 on September 11, 2012

Thanks so much jfalco For Your Visit

Richard Gregory 48 on September 11, 2012

They Sure Do Brian Thanks For The Kind Comments

Jörg R. on September 19, 2012

Your view is very nice framed!


Best wishes , Willy

Cri Photo on November 4, 2012

Beautiful framing and view. YSL. Greetings from Sweden Cri

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 2, 2012

Nice work Richard :) I can almost read the plaque on the wall above the main entrance! Did you get a shot of that?

Richard Gregory 48 on December 2, 2012

Unfortunately i didn't Jim maybe next time cheers

Thanasis Germanos on March 6, 2013

Very nice image,i like it . LIKE Greetings Thanasis

Ali Raza on June 4, 2013

Very beautiful composition! Like


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  • Uploaded on August 24, 2012
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    by Richard Gregory 48
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2012/08/22 23:10:56
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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