Brick country house with the largest collection of paintings by artists of the Staithes Group, Yorkshire's impressionist artists.
Warthill, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5XJ
- Accessible loos
- Bike storage facilities
- Easily accessible without car
- Free parking
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
Brockfield Hall is only six miles from York, but is in parkland little changed from when Benjamin Agar built the farm and walled-garden in 1799 and his house in 1804.
The architect was Peter Atkinson, partner of John Carr of York, and a feature is the entrance hall with a fine cantilevered staircase.
Brockfield was bought in 1951 by Lord Martin Fitzalan Howard and it is now the family home of his grandson, Mr. Wood and his wife, the Hon Mrs. Wood.
Lord Martin was the brother of the 17th Duke of Norfolk and the son of the late Baroness Beaumont of Carlton Towers near Selby. There are some interesting portraits of her old Roman Catholic family, the Stapletons, and some good English furniture.
The house is also home to the country’s largest collection of paintings by artists of the Staithes Group – Yorkshire’s impressionist artists. The Staithes Art Club (1901-1907) had some thirty members, many of whom trained in Paris at the Academie Julien, and are thus close cousins-in-art of the Newlyn School in Cornwall.
Brockfield Hall was recently restored and was the winner of the 2023 Sotheby’s Historic Houses Restoration Award 2023.
The house is open to the public each year. See below for more details.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
20 May to 15 June, and 26 August 2024
Three tours per day at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm
(Please note the tours on 14 June will be at 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm)
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Children (16 or under): Free
Group visits (of between 15 and 30 people) are welcome by appointment all year round.
All visitors are shown round by the owners, and refreshments can be made available.
Please contact Charlie Wood to arrange: email@example.com
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