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Burton Agnes Hall


Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan manor house in the village of Burton Agnes, near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was built by Sir Henry Griffith in 1601–10 to designs attributed to Robert Smythson.

Burton Agnes Hall is a house of immense charm and character. It has many unusual features and is fortunate in suffering so little from alterations or additions in its history. The family stress that it is a 'lived-in' home and this welcome quality is perhaps its most appealing asset. Since the Norman Manor House was built by Roger de Stuteville in 1173 the property has never changed hands by sale, though it has at times passed from family to family.

The walled garden contains many thousands of plant species, herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and collection of campanulas, a yew maze and giant games, while the woodland is planted in a peaceful arboretum walk, and has a fabulous adventure playground. The gardens boast 3,000 plant species and include the National Collection of Campanulas.

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Burton Agnes Hall is unable to accept cash, so all payments during your visit must be made on card, preferably contactless.


The estate has been in the hands of the same family since Roger de Stuteville first built a manor house on the site in 1173.

In 1457, Sir Walter Griffith came to live there. The Griffiths were a Welsh family who had emigrated to Staffordshire in the thirteenth century and inherited the Burton Agnes estate.

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