Beningbrough Hall and Gardens :: Shared Description

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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by David Dixon

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SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, large tree by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, small garden with fountain by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : The Stable Block, Beningbrough Hall by David Dixon
SE5258 : The Lodge, Beningbrough Hall by David Dixon
SE5158 : Teapot near Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Walled Garden, Beningbrough Hall by David Dixon
SE5158 : Path to the hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Lettuces growing by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Southern long border by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5258 : Driveway to Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : South face of Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : East Pavilion, Beningbrough Hall by David Dixon
SE5158 : Pond east of the house by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Tea Anyone? by David Dixon
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Bebingbrough Hall (detail) by David Dixon
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall drive by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, rear by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, daffodils and jonquils by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Laundry courtyard at Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Geese and Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningborough Hall by Stephen McKay
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, acorn carving by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Towards the tea rooms by DS Pugh

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Created: Sat, 28 Oct 2017, Updated: Sat, 28 Oct 2017

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