About Us

The Manor House is now proudly owned by Ean Parsons and Ian Philipson who are business partners and directors of Manor House (1707) Ltd.  Ean has lived for many years in Sedgefield and Ian lives near Durham.  The business partners came together in 2000 to set up Parsons Containers ltd., a shipping container company based in Sedgefield, County Durham and in 2011 the company moved onto the top floor of the Manor House as tenants.  In 2014 they took the opportunity to purchase the building from Dewjoc Architects who had owned the building from 2007.  During 2015 the restoration work was undertaken to bring the Manor House to a high standard for hiring rooms as a premium office centre.  Licences have also been obtained for the Manor House to become a licenced premises and so that it can host civil marriages and civil partnerships.  

There are many other plans for the building for the future and the owners are keen that the historical character of the building is maintained and any activities are in keeping with that aim.



Ean Parson and Ian Philipson infront of The Manor House when they took ownership in 2015.

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"We had a brilliant time at the book launch of The Magic Mobile in September. Couldn’t have wished for a better venue. Everybody was very impressed with the Manor House and we were very grateful for the help and support we received from your staff. The catering equipment provided was just right – glasses, cups, cloths etc – and the large tables at either end of the Court Room were perfect for the buffet and the book display. Washing up is a bit difficult, as both the sink and dishwasher downstairs are small; carrying dishes up all those stairs is not easy either!
Access via the lovely garden and inviting entrance area certainly add to the experience, while the rear door entrance and car parking proved very useful to visitors from beyond Sedgefield. I will certainly recommend the Manor House to other people and would love to be able to use your excellent facilities again. Good luck with future events."
Norma Neal (Author) -The Magic Mobile Book Launch -26th September 2015