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Brief description of site

Harewood House has gardens and pleasure grounds of the 18th century with elements designed by Richard Woods and Thomas White. There is also a terraced garden of 1844-51 designed by Charles Barry with a planting scheme possibly by William Andrews Nesfield. The parkland was laid out to designs by Lancelot Brown during the period 1772-80 with alterations and additions of around 1800, some of which were executed to proposals by Humphry Repton.

Brief history of site

There is a semi-ruinous castle on the site which dates from the mid-14th century. There was also a medieval manor house to the south of the present house. The manor house was altered in the 17th century and was demolished in the 1770s. The present Harewood House was designed by John Carr for Edwin Lascelles in 1759.

Location information:

Address: Harewood, LS17 9LG

Locality: Leeds

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Leeds; Harewood

Historical County: Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE311446
Latitude: 53.8966 Longitude: -1.52822


Harewood is off the A659 between Leeds and Harrogate. Please see:

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open between March and November, with weekend only openings in the winter months. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: historic house

Site first created: 1759

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 611

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