Yorkshire's best preserved Art Deco Merchant's Mansion

Yorkshire's best preserved Art Deco Merchant's MansionDesigned by leading architects Blackmoor Sykes, Cragg Hill Was built in 1932 for Mr Blackstone, director of the Bridlington Steam Laundry. The English seaside holiday was then in its heyday; the scores of hotels and guest houses in the locality would have been packed to bursting during the season; and revenue from washing laundry must have been at its peak – judging by the lavish amount of money spent on the construction and furnishing of Cragg Hill and the landscaping of the idyllic grounds.

No expense was spared, from the handmade bricks, decorative plasterwork and extensive oak flooring and joinery, to the decorations of the spectacular Music Room and staircase hall. To furnish the house, Mr Blackstone visited the 1932 Ideal Home Exhibition where he purchased some of the finest pieces on display; most of the furniture is still in situ today, complemented by the current owner’s collection of 1930s furniture and ceramics.

97 Martongate, Bridlington
East Riding of Yorkshire YO16 6YE
Telephone: 07814 004403