On the morning of Saturday the 12th of November our group was fortunate enough to be invited by Peter Cipollone, the owner of Historic Thornton Hall in Penrith, to have a guided tour through the property.
Our group had been on site before Peter owned the property and we had noted it's run down condition. After seeing what he has done since taking over, we all agreed that he is doing a remarkable job in restoring the house back to it's original state,
The house was built by Thomas Smith in the 1870's on 234 acres and in 1941 it was taken over by the Royal Army Engineers, and just handed back from them recently.
|The front of the house|
|Loft under construction.|
Again, we would like to thank Peter for giving us this chance to see this historic building.