<div style="float: right; clear: right"></div>Burton Agnes Hall
is an Elizabethan manor house in the village of Burton Agnes
, near Driffield
. It was built by Sir Henry Griffith in 1601–10 to designs attributed to Robert Smythson
& David Neave, (1972, 2nd Ed. 1995), Yorkshire: York and the East Riding:
The Buildings of England, ISBN 0-300-09593-7, p. 367. There is an older Norman Manor House
, originally built in 1173 on an adjacent site; both buildings are now Grade I listed buildings
The Hall contains a number of fine 17th century plaster
ceilings and chimneypieces
. The ceiling of the Long Gallery was restored in two stages by Francis Johnson
between 1951 and 1974.
Frances Griffith, heiress of the estate, married Sir Matthew Boynton
the first Boynton Baronet
and on her death in 1634 the estate was bequeathed to her son Francis, later the second Baronet. On the death of the eleventh Baronet in 1899 the house passed to his daughter, and on her death to her son Sir Marcus Wickham Boynton. He operated a successful stud farm on the estate for many years. He died in 1989 and left the property to a distant cousin, Simon Cunliffe-Lister, then aged twelve, grandson of Viscount Whitelaw
and son of the 3rd Earl of Swinton
. Today, the estate is owned by the Burton Agnes Preservation Trust and is managed by Cunliffe-Lister and his mother, Hon Susan Whitelaw.
The gardens include the National......