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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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  • All the staff and helpers were extremely knowledgable and helpful. The house and it's history were fascinating and the gardens a delight to wander around. 
  • We made a return visit to Nunnington Hall and still enjoyed the Hall and Gardens...also the tea rooms are worth a visit. It is worth spending an hour or so walking around the hall and the display of "...  more »
  • this is not your topical hall - house tour there is limited furniture But there are objects in every room that lets you know about the time period they represent. There is also history about the hall ...  more »
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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.