There may have been a building on the site in 1797 as there was a building shown on the Enclosure Award Map in that area. The photo shows Rose Villa and the building to the left was the Hambleton Institute which was demolished and the Village Hall built on the site. When Rose Villa and the outbuilding were built is not known. The property was owned by William Thomas Farrar in the early 1900s and it is possible he was living there in 1870 as he was a wheelwright and joiner. His daughter Mary Ellen was married from there in 1913 and following his death his equipment was sold at auction. Mary and her husband Thomas Harrison came to live there, and she remained there until her death in 1953. One of the residents remembered her following her husband’s death and stated that “she became one of what were known as the New Poor but managed in her own way. The Home Guard used to meet in what had been the old joiner’s shop. This had a sawpit, which I had never seen before and have not seen one since. When the place finally went up for sale I found the house had what must have been one of the first flush toilets in the district, it was a work of art, a throne fit for a queen with the most wonderful clanking mechanics all stood in a back room on a raised platform.” The house eventually became Rose Villa Residential Home and is now Hambleton Court Care Home.