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Walker, Thomas

Timber Merchant
Staincliffe House The Cliff Seaton Carew

Thomas Walker was a timber merchant employing 200 men at his sawmills in Mainsforth Terrace which had been established in 1851. He built Staincliffe House in 1869 & the four villas adjoining soon after. Thomas was also an amateur artist & a cupola at the top of the house served as his studio. The house was sold after his death &, after various uses, eventually became a hotel.

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