Stang End cottage is a very special building at Ryedale Folk Museum. It was the first building to be moved and reconstructed at the Museum, allowing Bert Frank (the Museum’s first curator) to start realising his vision for the site.
When Bert first viewed Stang End, at Danby, he was impressed by its ‘fine oak panelling’, ‘salt box’ and rare ‘witch post’. These are all features that were moved with the building and can now be seen inside. The cottage is of a cruck construction, with stone walls and a thatched roof. Inside, you can visit the kitchen, dairy and the bedroom, which have been restored to reflect the way of life for John and Anne Huntley, a farming family who lived in the house from 1704. The date is recorded in a commemorative inscription over the door, showing two interlocking rings to symbolise their marriage union. You can read a more detailed history of the Huntley family and Stang End on the Museum’s website, including the story of its rebuilding at the Museum.
Adopting this magical building would be a special gift to Ryedale Folk Museum in its 60th anniversary year, and would allow us to keep caring for this amazing cottage.
For the adopter, and with our thanks, you will receive...
A private drinks reception for up to 10 people and a tour of the interesting features of the building and objects inside. You will also receive a certificate of recognition and a professional photograph of the exterior and interior of this wonderful building.