SE7170 : Castle Howard, south elevation

taken 13 years ago, near to Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire, England

Castle Howard, south elevation
Castle Howard, south elevation
The building of Castle Howard began in 1699, the creation of Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, and his two architects, Sir John Vanbrugh (who had never built anything in his life before), and Nicholas Hawksmoor. Together they built the house and filled the extensive landscape with gardens, waterways, woods, sculpture and monuments.

In 1940 much of the house was damaged in a disastrous fire, but the late George Howard set about restoring the house and other buildings. He was one of the first British owners to open their houses to the public in the 1950s. The building is now often associated with the fictional family home of the Flyte family in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, which has twice been filmed at Castle Howard.

The Atlas Fountain, seen here in front of the house, is not currently in operation during the winter months, in an attempt to prevent further severe frost damage.

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Category: Stately home
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Castle Howard House [25] · Atlas Fountain [6] · South Elevation [5] · Late Winter [3] Title Clusters: · Castle Howard, south elevation [3] ·
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 April, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 71608 70042 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.2759N 0:54.3537W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 71683 69779
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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