SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, the north front

taken 2 months ago, near to Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire, England

Beningbrough Hall, the north front
Beningbrough Hall, the north front
Looking through the east pavilion to the west.
At the time there was an exhibition by Kate Somervell, a Yorkshire photographer, of black and white photographs of Venice, inspired by the links between the Hall's former owners and the Venetian artist Piranesi. I took this before seeing the exhibition but it seemed to match the same inspiration. LinkExternal link
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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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Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 October, 2023   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 October, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5159 5858 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.2392N 1:12.8447W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5167 5856
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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