Castle Howard, South Parterre, Malton, North Yorkshire, England
Record Id: 3634
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Part/component area of: Castle Howard
Brief description of site
The South Parterre is made up of grass terraces and yew hedges. The centre of the parterre is dominated by the Atlas Fountain, the only remaining feature of William Andrews Nesfield's original installation in the 1850s.
Brief history of site
The original parterre was laid out with grass and ornamental structures.
In the 1850s Nesfield redesigned the parterre creating a geometrical design with the Atlas Fountain at its centre.
In the 1890s the parterre was given a simpler design which has remained to the present.
Address: Castle Howard Estate Ltd, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA
Locality: Malton, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire; Ryedale; Henderskelfe
Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire
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Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64 in the direction of Malton.
If travelling from the north turn off the A1 onto the A61 to Thirsk and then take the A170 to Helmsley. Turn onto the B1257 just before Helmsley and follow the brown signs.
From the south turn off the A1M at junction 45 onto the A64 and follow east to York. Once past York follow the brown signs.
Castle Howard can also be reached by public transport by going to Malton which is 5 miles away.
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Form of site: formal
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Site first created: 1715 to 1725
Main period of development: Early 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2.5