About Us

Our History

Hutchinson Scott is an independent family run firm of Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers founded in 1976 by M Philip H Scott. Coming from a Lakeland agricultural background and educated at Kendal Grammar School Philip started his employment in 1972 with Kendal & District Auction Mart as a junior auctioneer and valuer selling livestock, general antique and household furnishings. In 1975 Philip moved from Kendal to Northallerton to work for Northallerton Auctions, where he was employed in a similar role as Auctioneer and Valuer.
Always having had a great interest in the Antique and Fine Art aspect of the profession in 1976 Philip set up Hutchinson Scott. Hutchinson Scott went from strength to strength holding regular Fine Art sales and occasional General auctions in the Town Hall, Northallerton. The business also ran many successful and memorable in situ house content sales. This continued until recent times when Philip decided to take semi-retirement.

Our Future

40 years on and Philip’s son Michael and his business partner Paul Hodson have taken the business forward.


We specialise in Fine Art & Antiques sales termed as Country House Sales; Specialist sales of Fine Clocks, Horological items, Barometers and Scientific Instruments are planned for bi-annual events and will be held at The Mill in Embsay. Sales in situ on individual client’s premises may also be conducted depending on individual suitability and requirements.

Selling & Valuations

Hutchinson Scott have always and will continue to be a small, individual and customer friendly business offering a courteous and professional service to all potential customers and clients. We offer highly competitive commission rates for sellers scaled to the value of individual items. We also offer a comprehensive Valuation Service for Insurance Purposes, Probate and Family Division offering detailed illustrated inventories where required. Pre-sale appraisals and valuations are always offered free of charge.