A BRIEF HISTORY...

The wealth in Driffield in the nineteenth century grew considerably due to the completion of a ‘navigation’ canal which became the main import and export centre for local villages. This increased trade, population, commercial business and the construction industry and the financial success of many tradesmen was exemplified at the time through the significant number of villas being designed by innovative architects of that era.

 

In 1860 the site which Highfield now stands, was formally a Dutch-styled windmill which due to storm damage, was sold to Henry Angas; a grocer and draper who contracted architect Henry John Paull to design a new house named Mill Field Hill.

HIGHFIELD'S HISTORY

A MERCHANTS HOME

 Harrison Holt; a business man dealing in linseed oil and animal feed, purchased Mill Field from Angas in 1882 and extensive remodelling was undertaken to the house between 1882 and 1893 by renowned architect Temple Moore who transformed it from a Gothic style to an Elizabethan style brick and half-timbered villa with interesting architectural features. It was at this point the house was renamed Highfield. Since then, the house has been through several ownerships and uses which have all brought about minor changes to its appearance including in 1957, the opening of a country club which ran until 1999 and which a lot of Driffield’s current residents still remember fondly. In 2015 the house was purchased by the Lampard family as a predominately private home but from 2017, Highfield House will once again be available to the public for a limited amount of exclusive hire opportunities.
THE EVENING PARLOUR
THE EAST WING
THE DRAWING ROOM
THE GREAT HALL

THE FRIENDS OF HIGHFIELD

We love hearing stories on the rich and varied history of this remarkable home,

along with this we hold annual charitable events for a variety of personal and community causes.

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