Rokeby Park was built by its owner and amateur architect, Sir Thomas Robinson, in 1735. Rokeby Park represents the heyday of the Palladian-style country house. There are no formal gardens but there are grounds and the natural beauty of the Greta river and the Tees. The Tees runs from west to east half a mile to the north; the Greta from south to north a few hundred yards to the east. They converge at the Meeting of the Waters, a local beauty spot accessed along Mortham Lane.