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Duncombe Park, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Duncombe Park, the seat of Lord Feversham in N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Rye, 1 mile SW of Helmsley. It occupies a fine site, was built in 1718, after designs by Van-brugh, and was in the Doric style, rather heavy, yet very imposing. The interior included a Corinthian hall, 60 feet by 40, and an Ionic saloon, 88 feet by 2-1½, and contained a rich collection of sculptures and paintings. The grounds are extensive, and very tastefully laid out, have a terrace with an Ionic temple at one end and a Tuscan temple at the other, and command magnificent views. It was partly destroyed by fire in 1879, and most of what remained was burnt down in 1894.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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