The area where The Mount now is was ‘a large open place’ called Gelding Hill. Here boys played cricket, the circuses that visited were held as were poultry fairs [1].
[1] Russell’s Malton, Norton & District Almanac & Diary, 1888

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Large 'villas' were built by The Fitzwilliam Estate for the 'well-to-do' in The Mount. In 1890, an advertisement informs that such properties had 'gas and water laid on' [1] TO LET with immediate possession, a pleasant semi-detached VILLA, situate on the Mount, Malton (five minutes from the Railway Station), containing two good sitting rooms, and (including attics) eight bedrooms and box room, capital kitchens, cellars, &c. Gas and water laid on. Rent and rates moderate. - Apply to Mr. Geo. Russell …'
[1] Yorkshire Gazette, 27 September 1890

No. 6 The Mount

No 6 The Mount MM 25021922

This was advertised for sale by auction in the Malton Messenger, 25 February 1922. While clearly a substantial property it is not clear that it had gas or electricity services.

Claremont Villa

The Mount was a popular area where the well to do of Malton could live in a splendid villa. Claremont Villa was offered for sale at an auction on 19th October, 1874, and advertised in the York Herald, 15 October 1874:

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All that Valuable Leasehold MESSUAGE, or DWELLING-HOUSE, known as Claremont Villa, The Mount, Malton, and lately occupied by Miss Masterman.
The House contains on the ground floor Dining, Drawing, and Breakfast Rooms, and Library. On the basement, a good Kitchen, Scullery, and all necessary Out-offices. On the first and second floors are eight good Bedrooms and w.c.; also two small Rooms suitable for Bathrooms. The house is supplied with gas and water, is in first-class repair, and ready for immediate occupation. There is a carriage laid drive in the front. The grounds are well laid out, planted with fine shrubs and good fruit trees, and the whole premises are surrounded with a substantial stone wall. the premises are leasehold of Earl Fitzwilliam for the unexpired term of 92 years, at a ground rent of £2 per annum.
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Villas For Sale or to Let

No 21 The Mount This was completed in 1864. See the 1952 sale catalogue describing this property by clicking here

No 25 The Mount 'Fern Croft' was advertised for sale in the Malton Messenger of 6 May 1922 as being for many years in the occupation of Mrs. Charles Russell. A full description of the accommodation is given and the house was said to be 'lighted by gas' and 'leasehold, under the Earl Fitwilliam for a term of which 34 years are unexpired at April 6th this year.'

Rockingham House This was advertised for sale or let in the York Herald, 2 May 1881 'containing Drawing, Dining, Breakfast, 8 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchen, Scullery, Cellar, and large garden.'

In 1939 Rockingham House was rented by the Urban District Council for purposes of the evacuation scheme [1] In 1946 it was advertised for sale by auction with 'W.C. and Coal Shed, Gas and town's water. Electric power is adjacent but not laid on' [2]

[1] Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 26 October 1939

[2] Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 24 August 1946

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