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Beningbrough Hall

  • Built / Designed For: John Bourchier III

    House & Family History: Beningbrough contains one of the most impressive Baroque interiors in England. There is exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house, and over 100 pictures on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    Collections: Beningbrough contains a fine collection of Oriental porcelain. A chandelier made for James, 3rd Viscount Scudmore, for the state apartments at Holme Lacy is today in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. After leaving Holme Lacy, the chandelier was purchased by the Earl of Chesterfield and was installed in Beningbrough Hall, where it remained from 1910 until 1958. Kneller's famous portraits of the Kit Cat Club are installed at Beningbrough and at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

  • Architect: William Thornton

    Designed: Designed interior wood carvings and oversaw construction; may have designed house.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Thomas Archer

    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 3, 1852.

    Country Life: XX, 342, 1906. LXII, 772, 820, 1927. CLXX, 1950, 2098, 2170 plan, 1981.

  • Title: Best Buildings of England, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1986
    Publisher: London: Viking
    ISBN: 0670812838
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Treasure Hunt" (1984 - BBC TV game show series, episode 2.4, "North Yorkshire").
  • Past Seat of: John Bourchier III, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01904-470-666

    Fax: 01904-470-002

    Email: beningbrough@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No