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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.

Location information:

Address: Castle Howard Estate Ltd, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Locality: Malton, North Yorkshire

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Ryedale; Henderskelfe

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 100 Grid Ref: SE 716 700
Latitude: 54.1209 Longitude: -0.906027


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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Key information:

Form of site: formal

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Site first created: 1715 to 1725

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2.5

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