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Brief description of site

Howsham Hall has a well-documented landscape park. Features include a gothicised water mill.

Brief history of site

The site belonged to Kirkham Abbey before the Dissolution, and may have been built from re-used Abbey stone. A Jacobean stone front was added to the earlier structure after 1593, giving the house its present form. A series of enclosed formal gardens were laid out between 1689 and 1720. These had been removed by 1776, by which time the grounds had been extended. The landscape park was laid out, possibly by Lancelot Brown. Howsham Hall became a school in 1958.

Location information:

Address: Howsham, Malton, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7PJ

Locality: Malton

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Ryedale; Howsham

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 100 Grid Ref: SE735631
Latitude: 54.0586 Longitude: -0.878636

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1958

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 45

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