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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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by David Dixon

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


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SE5158 : Parkland at Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Courtyard at Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Towards Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Pump in the walled garden by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Staircase detail, Beningbrough Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Parkland at Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, west side and laundry yard by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall by David Dixon
SE5158 : Building the Mediterranean garden by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Pump house and water tower, Beningbrough Park by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, daffodils and bluebells by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall Gardens by David Dixon
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall driveway by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningbrough Park and Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Laundry interior, Beningbrough Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Walled garden at Beningbrough Hall by DS Pugh
SE5158 : North front, Beningbrough Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, pattern in gravel by Stephen Craven
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall, the north front by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall - gallery balustrade by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : Looking towards the house by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Border beside the walled garden by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Beningbrough Hall from the west by DS Pugh
SE5158 : Main entrance to Beningbrough Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5158 : North side pavilions, Beningbrough Hall by Alan Murray-Rust

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