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.
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