Brockfield Hall

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

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Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Charged parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
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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 is open to the public during August each year.

Opening Times


2 – 31 August (closed Mondays, open on Bank Holiday Monday)

1pm to 5pm

Three tours per day, starting at: 1:30pm, 2:45pm and 4pm

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.

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Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £10

Children (16 or under): Free

Group Visits

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:

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Warthill, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5XJ

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Six miles east of York, between the A166 and the A64. Nearest villages Holtby and Warthill.

York station is six miles away.

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