The Castle, Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire

The Castle, Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire
Photograph taken 19 February 2004 © Mr Les Waby. Source Historic England Archive ref: 167848

This house was built around 1790. It was designed by John Carr for Sir Christopher Sykes, the 2nd Baronet Sledmere, as an eye-catcher to Sledmere House. As it was designed to add interest to the view from Sledmere House it was built in a Gothic style to look like a castle entrance. The landscaping of the grounds led to the demolition and rebuilding of the whole village of Sledmere and the diversion of the York to Bridlington road.

Location

East Riding of Yorkshire Sledmere

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

folly landscape design Georgian (1714 - 1836)