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Heslington Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Thomas Eynns, Secretary and Keeper of the Seal to the Council of the North.

    House & Family History: During World War II Heslington was occupied by the Royal Air Force, who used it as the headquarters of No. 4 Group RAF, part of RAF Bomber Command.

  • Chapel & Church: In 1719 Henrietta Yarburgh married Sir John Vanbrugh at St. Lawrence Parish Church, then the parish church of Heslington.

  • Architect: Philip Charles Hardwick

    Date: 1854
    Designed: Alterations to House for Yarburgh Greame-Yarburgh

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    Architect: Walter Henry Brierley

    Date: circa 1903
    Designed: Altered interiors

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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: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 154, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. V, 1822.

    Country Life: XXXIV, 90 plan, 1913.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Thomas Eynns, 16th century. Thomas Hesketh, 18th century. Major Nicholas Yarburgh, 1825-52; George John Lloyd-Yarburgh, 19th century; George William Bateson-Yarburgh, 2nd Baron Deramore, 19th century; Robert Wilfred de Yarburgh-Bateson, 3rd Baron Deramore, 19th-20th centuries; Yarburgh family here from 1708 until circa 1954.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Offices

    Ownership Details: Today offices of York University.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No