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Brief description of site

Grassington Hall is reputedly the oldest inhabited house in the Dales, with parts of the building dating from the 13th century. It was refurbished during the 19th century, and many of the present garden features date from this time. Features include a tree-lined entrance drive, walled kitchen garden and a modern terrace.

Brief history of site

The late-13th-century hall block was probably the work of Robert de Plumpton. In the 19th century, following a period of neglect, the site was drastically refurbished by the Duke of Devonshire's estate. After a further period of decline it was restored by the present owner.

Location information:

Address: Garrs End Lane, Grassington, BD23 5BB

Locality: Wharfedale

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Craven; Grassington

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 98 Grid Ref: SE001643
Latitude: 54.0746 Longitude: -1.99996

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1604

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

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