Photo: Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is a beautiful manor house, situated in the village of Burton Agnes in Yorkshire. Since Roger de Stuteville built the original Norman manor-house (the lower chamber of which still remains), the property has never changed hands by sale, but has been passed through families, whenever a male line ended. The house is very much a lived in home, its design and proportions a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, built in 1598 and designed by the Master Mason to Queen Elizabeth I.

Browse the houses’ unusual features, fortunate in enduring very little alteration or additions in its lengthy history. Admire art in the Hall Gallery which have been both collected and commissioned by the family over the past four centuries. Original Elizabethan carving and ornate plaster work still decorate many of the rooms in the house, while classic Georgian furniture and porcelain is on display all over the house.

Burton Agnes Hall is said to have been haunted by the ghost of Katherine Anne Griffith, the youngest of three daughters of Sir Henry Griffith who built the Hall. Her premature death in 1620 and subsequent haunting can be discovered at Burton Agnes Hall, and ghost hunts can be arranged privately for those eager to delve far into the house’s history.

 

Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Tel: +44 01262 490324
Times: Daily, 11am – 4pm/5pm, depending on season