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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.Nunnington Hall is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Nunnington Edition.
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This National Trust property near Wombleton is a great place to visit.Wonderful views of the gardens from the house.The games room is a must for all ages.Angelina Ballerina is featured in the house.On... read more »
As members we often pay a visit while in the area. Lovely house with usual interesting features. Garden is lovely and make sure you explore all of it as little bits tucked away. Nice to have the peaco... read more »
We visited Nunnington on a wet September day and were given a warm welcome.The guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable making the visit all the more enjoyable.The house has a lived in feel with fur... read more »
Thoroughly enjoyable! National trust staff excellent. Weather poor so will visit again.
Excellent place to visit. Guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Beautiful national trust property steeped in history.
WE had a great afternoon at Nunnington. A charming manor house with lots of atmosphere. The grounds are well kept & maintained. Well worth a visit.
most enjoyable visit
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