The Uplands

The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 15 October 1904, carried an advertisement for the sale by auction (Tuesday, 18th October 1904) of this large residence in the Middlecave area.

FREEHOLD MODERN RESIDENCE, known as “THE UPLANDS,” Malton, with gardens, pleasure grounds, stabling, coach-house, and other suitable outbuildings and domestic offices, together with Three COTTAGES, with their gardens and out-offices, and a small grass paddock, together embracing an area of about 4 acres.
The House has a full south aspect, is in perfect order throughout, and comprises on the ground floor, a large entrance-hall, front and back staircases, dining room (17 1/2ft. by 28 1/2 ft.), drawing-room (21ft by 21ft.), breakfast-room (16ft. by 15ft.), kitchen, scullery, pantries, store closets, and complete domestic offices, on the first floor, 7 bedrooms and dissing-rooms, bathroom (with hot and cold water), w.c., etc.: and on the second floor 4 bedrooms and 2 box-rooms.
The sanitary arrangements are modern and in good order, and the house is supplied with hot and cold water and gas throughout.
The House is surrounded by pleasant and productive grounds and gardens, comprising altogether an area of our acres or thereabouts, with conservatory, vinery, fernery, and suitable garden offices.
The outbuildings comprise modern stabling for four horses (could be increased for six horses), coach house, and harness-room, with hay and corn chambers, as well as cow-house, piggery, and dog kennels.
There are Three useful Cottages, with good gardens, forming part of the property, suitable and most convenient for occupation by the gardener, coachman, or other servants employed in the house.

One of the occupants of The Uplands was Lieut. Col. Thomson who was awarded the Croix-des-Guerre, with Gold Star, by the French, for gallantry and emotion to duty in action. He was badly wounded and captured by the Germans in May 1917 [1]

[1] The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - 14 September 1918

No 29 Middlecave

Mr. Samuel Ridge (died early 1955), a prominent Malton solicitor lived here. Note the house had gas and electric light.

YG 31 May 1919

Yorkshire Gazette, 31 May 1919

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