SE9977 : Ganton Hall, Ganton

taken 21 years ago, near to Ganton, North Yorkshire, England

Ganton Hall, Ganton
Ganton Hall, Ganton
Rather unprepossessing neo-Jacobean, by William Burn, 1863, for Sir Francis Digby Legard. Grade II listed.
Burn (1789-1870), a pupil of Robert Smirke, established himself in his Scottish homeland before doing the same in England. He was a phenomenally prolific designer of country houses, sought after by the wealthy largely because he was very adroit at planning homes to accommodate the increasing complexity of Victorian country house living - vast numbers of very specialised servants requiring specialist rooms and more segregation of the sexes (e.g. billiard rooms). In his Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, Howard Colvin states that by 1840 Burn "had already designed or altered ninety country houses, besides thirty churches and twenty-five public buildings", and he was to be in practice for almost another thirty years. He was competent across the gamut of architectural styles, but the results were rarely very exciting.

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 August, 2002   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 April, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9919 7706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.7846N 0:28.9035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9898 7717
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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