SE5158 : Tea Anyone?

taken 5 years ago, near to Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Tea Anyone?
Tea Anyone?
This teapot sculpture, outside the tea room in the walled garden at Beningbrough Hall, was inspired by the blue and white designs of eighteenth century ceramics and the tradition of tea-drinking which was popular when the hall was built.

The sculpture was a collaborative project between Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank, The National Trust, local blacksmith David Theakstone and Henshaws Arts and Craft Centre in Knaresborough. The Henshaws charity supports blind and visually impaired people in the North of England.
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

Beningbrough Hall is a large Georgian mansion situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north west of York, near the village of Beningbrough. It was built in 1716 by a York landowner, John Bourchier III to replace his family's modest Elizabethan manor. Bourchier was High Sheriff of Yorkshire between 1719 and 1721.

During the Second World War the hall was occupied by the Royal Air Force then latterly, the Royal Canadian Air Force, when under No 6 Group of Bomber Command, they took over some of the bases in the region (such as the nearby RAF Linton-on-Ouse and RAF Leeming). It was acquired by the National Trust after it had been accepted by the government in lieu of death duties following the death of its last private owner, Lady Chesterfield, in 1957.

Externally, the house is a red-brick Georgian mansion with a grand drive running to the main frontage and a walled garden. The Hall is set in extensive grounds and is separated from them by an example of a ha-ha (a sunken wall) to prevent sheep and cattle entering the Hall's gardens or the Hall itself. The hall is a Grade I listed building (List entry Number: 1150998 LinkExternal link Historic England).

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Sunday, 22 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 October, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 517 585 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.2326N 1:12.6708W
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