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Encyclopedia > Londesborough Hall
Londesborough Hall from Britannia Illustrata by Kip and Knyff (1709)
Londesborough Hall from Britannia Illustrata by Kip and Knyff (1709)

Londesborough Hall was a country house in the village of Londesborough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, close to the towns of Market Weighton and Pocklington. Londesborough Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire from Britannia Illustrata by Kip and Knyff, 1709. ... Londesborough Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire from Britannia Illustrata by Kip and Knyff, 1709. ... Hampton Court, from Kip and Knyffs Britannia illustrata, 1708 The inexorably linked careers of Jan Kip and Leonard Knyff trace a specialty of engraved views of English country houses, represented in minute detail from the birds-eye view that was a long-established pictorial convention for topography. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Map sources for Market Weighton at grid reference SE877417 Market Weighton is a small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Pocklington is a market town situated on the Wolds in North Yorkshire, England. ...


The original house was built by the Earl of Cumberland in 1589. In 1643 the property passed to the Boyle family, Earls of Cork and from 1664 also Earls of Burlington. Robert Hooke was engaged to enlarge the house and lay out formal gardens between 1679 and 1683. The 3rd Earl of Burlington, who was the principal patron of the Palladian movement in England and himself a noted architect, had alterations made to Londesborough by William Kent in the 1720s. In 1753 Londesborough passed to the Dukes of Devonshire along with all of Burlington's other properties, as the 4th Duke had married his daughter and heiress. In 1819 the 6th Duke of Devonshire, who had a superfluity of grand homes, a large running debt inherited from his father, and many other expensive interests to pay for, including his reconstruction of Chatsworth House, had Londesbrough demolished. He is said to have regretted this, and in 1839 he had a hunting box built on the estate, but in 1845, under mounting financial strain, he sold the whole Londesborough estate to the "Railway King" George Hudson. Hudson's questionable financial practices soon brought about his ruin, and in 1849 he sold Londesborough to the banker Alfred Denison, who was created Baron Londesborough in 1850. Londesborough enlarged the hunting box to create a country house in the Elizabethan style. His son later became the Earl of Londesborough. The title of Earl of Cumberland was created in the Peerage of England in 1525 for the Baron de Clifford. ... The title Earl of Cork was created in 1620. ... The Dukes of Devonshire are members of the aristocratic Cavendish family in the United Kingdom. ... Robert Hooke (July 18, 1635 - March 3, 1703), one of the greatest experimental scientists of the seventeenth century, played an important role in the scientific revolution. ... Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork (April 25, 1694 – 1753) , born in Yorkshire, was a descendant of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. ... A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladios I Quattro Libri dellArchitettura, in a modestly priced English translation published in London, 1736. ... William Kent (born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, c. ... The Dukes of Devonshire are members of the aristocratic Cavendish family in the United Kingdom. ... William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790 - 1858), was known as the Bachelor Duke. In 1811, at the age of 21, he inherited eight stately homes and 200,000 acres (809 km²) of land. ... A view of Chatsworth from the south west in 1880. ... George Hudson (March, 1800 - December 14, 1871), English railway financier, known as the railway king. ... Baron Londesborough is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Baron Londesborough is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...


The Victorian house has also now been demolished, but the Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance footpath passes through Londesborough Park, which still has open pastureland which the walk's official site describes as "a delight to walk through." The Yorkshire Wolds are an area of low hills and valleys in the East Riding of Yorkshire in North-Eastern England. ...

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GENUKI: Londesborough Parish information from Bulmers' 1892. (2043 words)
The Earl of Londesborough is lord of the manor and owner of the whole parish, with the exception of the glebe.
The lordship of Londesborough was anciently held of the archbishops of York by the FitzHerberts, and it afterwards passed, in the reign of Richard II., to the Bromfletes.
Denison himself, to whom the noble house of Londesborough thus owes its rise, was one of the marvels of fortune.
Londesborough Hall at AllExperts (379 words)
Londesborough Hall was a country house in the village of Londesborough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, close to the towns of Market Weighton and Pocklington.
The 3rd Earl of Burlington, who was the principal patron of the Palladian movement in England and himself a noted architect, had alterations made to Londesborough by William Kent in the 1720s.
In 1753 Londesborough passed to the Dukes of Devonshire along with all of Burlington's other properties, as the 4th Duke had married his daughter and heiress.
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