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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1148971



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Henderskelfe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Jun-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 329010

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HENDERSKELFE ST ANNE'S HILL SE 7169 Castle Howard 12/54 The Pyramid and surrounding piers 25.1.54 (formerly listed as the Pyramid on St Anne's Hill) GV I Pyramid and surrounding piers. 1728. By Nicholas Hawksmoor for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, in memory of his ancestor Lord William Howard, the Elizabethan founder of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family. Limestone. Central pyramid with angled pairs of piers approximately 20 metres from each corner. Pyramid, with sides of approximately 9 metres stands on low podium with some vermiculated rustication. Piers each have square base on plinth, with hollow columns pierced by oval apertures which break a lateral band, surmounted by stepped capital. Interior of Pyramid contains a large bust of Lord William Howard. Howard G, Castle Howard Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, 1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7192069191

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Howard, G, Castle Howard Guidebook, (1972)
Hussey, C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, (1967)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 32 North Yorkshire,

National Grid Reference: SE 71920 69191


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