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1821

Hollins Hall was built for John Williamson, the Recorder of Ripon and his wife Dorothy.

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1854

John Williamson (son of John and Dorothy) died aged 46. A stained glass window in the Chancel of Ripley Church was erected in his memory.

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1861

Hollins Hall becomes the home of the Tetley family. Joshua Tetley, founder of the Tetley brewing company, his wife Hannah and their daughter are buried in the Hampsthwaite churchyard.

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1871

John and Letitia Wright purchased Hollins Hall and resided there for nearly 20 years. Mrs Wright was evidently an ardent teetotaller who ran Band of Hope meetings for children.

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1890

Letitia erects a memorial stone to her husband over the door of the village hall.

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1901

John Wright’s nephew inherits the estate and erects a memorial stone to Letitia Wright in Hampsthwaite Church.

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1909

The Jawett family purchase and reside at Hollins Hall.

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1943

Mr Michael Hubert Tetley (great grandson of Joshua Tetley and the vice chairman of Barnado’s Council) buys Hollins Hall and gives it to Barnardo’s in memory of his son who lost his life in 1941 when HMS Neptune sank. Hollins Hall is renamed the Ian Tetley Memorial Home, a residential school for children with special needs. There is a memorial to Ian Tetley in the main hall.

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1996

Barnado’s relocates its services to smaller units in the community and closed the Ian Tetley Memorial Home.

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1997

Barnado’s signs a partnership agreement with Audley Court to jointly develop Hollins Hall with private housing for older people.

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1998

Hollins Hall, a new development of independent housing with service for older people, opens.

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