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Flowers in the Walled Garden at Beningbrough, Yorkshire


York, Yorkshire

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Beningbrough was sold to John Banister who gave it to his nephew Ralph Bourchier in 1556. John Bourchier built the current house in 1716; the build was overseen by William Thornton although the architect is not known.

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Brodsworth Hall seen from the Laburnum Tunnel

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Doncaster, Yorkshire

Brodsworth Hall was bought at the end of the eighteenth century by Peter Thellusson and after a long legal battle was inherited by his grandson Charles Sabine Thelluson.

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View of Castle Howard in Yorkshire designed by Sir John Vanbrugh

Castle Howard

York, Yorkshire

The estate was bought by the Howard family in 1571 and in 1698, Charles Howard commissioned William Talman to design plans for a new house. Talman’s ideas were rejected and a year later, Sir John Vanbrugh was appointed.

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Constable Burton Garden

Leyburn, Yorkshire

In 1762, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill commissioned John Carr to design a new Hall on the site of an earlier house. The estate has remained in the same family since the Norman conquests.

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Goddards, an Arts and Crafts house and garden created in twentieth century for the Terry family of York


York, Yorkshire

The house was designed for Noel and Kathleen Terry of Terry’s confectionary in 1927 by Walter Brierley who died before the building was completed. The garden was designed by George Dillistone who had worked with Edwin Lutyens at Castle Drogo.

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View of the Formal Gardens in front of Harewood Hall in Yorkshire

Harewood House

Leeds, Yorkshire

Henry Lascelles bought the land in 1738 using money from the West Indian sugar trade. Henry committed suicide in 1753 and in 1759 his son Edwin commissioned John Carr to replace the medieval Gawthorpe Hall with a new house renamed Harewood House.

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The White Garden in front of the Jacobean House, Kiplin Hall in Yorkshire

Kiplin Hall

Richmond, Yorkshire

Kiplin Hall was built c1625, for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I. Calvert later became 1st Lord Baltimore and was granted a royal charter by Charles I to settle a region in the Americas which was later called Maryland.

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Herbaceous border in the gardens at Newby Hall in Yorkshire

Newby Hall

Ripon, Yorkshire

Sir Edward Blackett bought the estate in 1689 and built the house c1695-1705 possibly to designs by Christopher Wren and also laid out the gardens. John Carr and William Belwood extended the east side c1780 while the interior was designed by Robert Adam.

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View of the lake framed by trees at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire

Nostell Priory

Wakefield, Yorkshire

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Priory passed through several hands until it was bought by the Winn family in 1654; it has remained in their family ever since.

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View from Terraced Gardens to Herbaceous Border and hill beyond at Parcevall Hall Gardens in Yorkshire

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Appletreewick, Yorkshire

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Persevells Farm was bought by Peter Yorke whose second son, Thomas, inherited the estate in 1589. From then until the Hall was bought by Sir William Milner in 1927, the house remained virtually unaltered.

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The Ionic Temple at the northern end of Rievaulx Terrace in Yorkshire

Rievaulx Terrace

Helmsley, Yorkshire

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey was given to Thomas Manners, Earl of Rutland. On Katherine Manner’s marriage to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, the land passed to their son, the 2nd Duke.

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Sledmere Garden

Driffield, Yorkshire

The Scrope family sold Sledmere to Sir Richard Yorke in 1489 and it remained in the Yorke family until the seventeenth century when it was bought by Mark Kirkby, son of a Hull merchant.

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