SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, the ha-ha

taken 3 years ago, near to Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Beningbrough Hall, the ha-ha
Beningbrough Hall, the ha-ha
A common feature of 18th century country estates.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
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Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5172 5846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.1737N 1:12.7269W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5174 5846
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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