SINCE 1909
The Sutcliffes
Our family has lived at Chapelgarth Estate for two generations. The estate was bought in 1964 from the Dixon family. JHV Sutcliffe and his wife, Cecilia, moved into the house in order to run and manage the neighbouring Kildale Estate.  They had four children.
JHV was the local MP in the 1970s.
The Dixons
Clive Dixon, a talented artist, built Chapelgarth in 1909 according to the Edwardian parameters of an English country house, with plenty of room for his six children and servants' quarters. In 1914 Clive joined the war and was killed in action. The cross is now in Kirby church.

Marcella moved to Yorkshire in 2002, raising her family there. She spent much of the earlier years doing up the house. Her love of history meant that restoring and reclaiming was at the heart of the house renovation process. She feels passionately that  Chapelgarth should retain much of its Edwardian features and timeless charm, without sacrificing any of the modern comforts. Now the children have flown the nest, Marcella is always available to answer enquiries and arrange viewings.

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