The house from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
Earlier Houses: There were monastic buildings and at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Sir Nicholas Saunderson
House & Family History: Sandbeck Park was built in the early 17th century for Sir Nicholas Saunderson, passing to the future 3rd Earl of Scarborough in 1724. The 4th Earl hired James Paine to remodel the house, a redo so complete that few signs were left of the old house. In addition to his remodeling, Paine also extended the house on each side with a single broad bay. On the north side he built a detached kitchen (demolished 1954). The saloon chimneypiece, today in the former dining room, was supplied by Joseph Wilton. It's very likely that plasterer Joseph Rose worked at Sandbeck.
Garden & Outbuildings: Paine built a new stableblock, which incorporated a chapel and a greenhouse. He also supplied designs for converting the existing stables into a keeper's lodge and designs for a new bath house; these, however, appear to have never been built. Capability Brown landscaped the park, circa 1766. Today the Sandbeck Estate covers 5,000 acres.
Architect: William BurnDate: 1857
Architect: James Paine Sr.Date: Circa 1763-68
Country Life: CXXXVIII, 880, 966, 1965.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pgs. 191, 726
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: James Paine
Author: Leach, Peter
Year Published: 1988
Reference: pgs. 207-208
Publisher: London: A. Zwemmer Ltd.
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II*
Current Seat / Home of: Richard Osbert Lumley, 13th Earl of Scarbrough; Lumley family here since 1724.
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Richard Turke , circa 1540-1552. Robert Saunderson, 1552-83; Sir Nicholas Saunderson, 1583-1627. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Nicholas Saunderson, 1st Viscount Castleton, 1627-31; Nicholas Saunderson, 2nd Viscount Castleton, 1631-40; Nicholas Saunderson, 3rd Viscount Castleton, 1640-41; Peregrine Saunderson, 4th Viscount Castleton, 1641-50; George Saunderson, 5th Viscount Castleton, 1650-1714; James Saunderson, 6th Viscount Castleton and 1st Earl Castleton, 1714-23. Thomas Lumley-Saunderson, 3rd Earl of Scarbrough, 1724-52; Richard Lumley-Saunderson, 4th Earl of Scarbrough, 1752-82; George Augustus Lumley-Saunderson, 5th Earl of Scarbrough, 1782-1807; Richard Lumley-Saunderson, 6th Earl of Scarbrough, 1807-32; John Lumley-Savile, 7th Earl of Scarbrough, 1832-35; John Lumley-Savile, 8th Earl of Scarbrough, 1835-56; Richard George Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough, 1856-84; Aldred Frederick George Beresford Lumley, 10th Earl of Scarbrough, 1884-1945; Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, 1945-69; Richard Aldred Lumley, 12th Earl of Scarbrough, 1969-2004.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No