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Nunnington Hall, Nunnington
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Nunnington Hall is a country house situated in the English county of North Yorkshire. The river Rye, which gives its name to the local area, Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington. A stone bridge over the river separates the grounds of the house from the village. Above, a ridge known as Caulkley's Bank lies between Nunnington and the Vale of York to the south. The Vale of Pickering and the North York Moors lie to the north and east. Nunnington Hall is owned, conserved and managed as a visitor attraction by the National Trust.The first Nunnington Hall was mentioned in the thirteenth century and the site has had many different owners. They include William Parr, Dr Robert Huicke, Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, the Rutson family and the Fife family. The present building is a combination of seventeenth and eighteenth century work. Most of the building seen today was created during the 1680s, when Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, was its owner.HistoryIt was William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, brother of queen consort Catherine Parr, who built the oldest parts of the surviving house of Nunnington, which now form part of the west front. Following the forfeiture of the estate after his death in 1571 (for his part in setting Lady Jane Grey on the throne), Nunnington was again subject to let. One of the tenants was Dr Robert Huicke who was physician to both Catherine Parr and Elizabeth I. Dr Huicke was to be the one to tell the Queen that she would never have children. Huicke never lived at Nunnington however and the estate was managed by stewards. The sub-lease was granted to Thomas Norcliffe in 1583 and the family made many alterations over the next sixty years.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to this hidden gem, staff very helpful and knowledgeable. The on site cafe sell very nice home made local food, ( gets very busy always a good sign) We even reverted back t...  more »
  • A fine mansion set in beautiful gardens: the Hall is full of interesting detail and the volunteer guides were particularly helpful and well informed. The cafe is set outside in the garden and the tabl...  more »
  • The house is not huge compared to some NT properties, but worth a visit. There is a restaurant with local dishes, and plenty of tables both inside or outside in the garden. 
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  • Lovely place for a day out in Summer.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable! National trust staff excellent. Weather poor so will visit again.
  • Beautiful national trust property steeped in history.
  • Excellent place to visit. Guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable.
  • Didn't look inside the house but the grounds are very nice.