Castle Howard  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Castle Howard like this:

CASTLE-HOWARD, a railway station and a noble mansion in N. R. Yorkshire. The station is on the York and Scarborough railway, adjacent to the river Derwent, 3¾ miles SW of New Malton. There is also a post office of the name under York. The mansion is the seat of the Earl of Carlisle; and stands 3 miles NNW of the station. ...

It occupies the site of the old castle of Hinderskelf,-destroyed by accidental fire; and was built, in 1702, after designs by Sir John Vanbrugh. The south front is 323 feet long; consists of a centre and two wings; and is adorned, at the centre, with an attached Corinthian portico. The north front also has a Corinthian centre; and is surmounted there by a cupola. The great hall, situated beneath the cupola, is 35 feet square; the dining room, 27 feet by 23; the saloon, 34 feet by 24; the drawing room, 27 feet by 23; the state bedroom, 26 feet by 22; the museum, 24 feet square; and the antique gallery, 160 feet by 20. The decorations, paintings, and curiosities are exceedingly rich. The gardens occupy 12 acres; and the pleasure-grounds contain statues, temples, an obelisk, a pyramid, and a grand mausoleum. Queen Victoria visited Castle-Howard in 1850; and planted a tree in the grounds.

Additional information about this locality is available for Henderskelf

Castle Howard through time

Castle Howard is now part of Ryedale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ryedale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Castle Howard itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Howard, in Ryedale and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2021

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