FERRIBY House is the most architecturally impressive of the mansions built by Hull merchants in the Eighteenth Century.
The design has recently been attributed to the York Architect, Thomas Atkinson who was also responsible for Norwood House, Beverley and Houghton Hall, Market Weighton.

The house was built after 1760 when Sir Henry  Etherington 1732-1819 inherited an existing house on the site which had been bought in 1749 by Henry Etherington 1693-1760 from Roper Dawson who had owned the property from at least 1718.
Ferriby House was sold to Ralph Turner in 1823 and remained in family ownershipuntil 1905 when Lord Nunburnholme of Warter Priory bought the entire Turner Estate.