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Eshton Hall grounds

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Eshton Hall grounds

YDNPA, 2004,


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Eshton Hall grounds

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36556

Parish: Eshton

OS Grid Reference: SD937560

Dale: Malhamdale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

When Eshton Hall was rebuilt in 1825-7, it already had extensive pleasure grounds laid out around it, along with stunning views of the parkland and moorland beyond. A ha ha allowed uninterrupted views from the south east front of the hall. To the north west side of the house there was a terraced garden featuring a wide flight of steps. The owners of the house would use these steps to walk, by way of a viaduct (now demolished) across Eshton Lane to a walled garden in Gamber Wood. The distinctive iron railings lining the road up to the hall were restored with the aid of a grant from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust in 2001.

Location

From A65 in Gargrave, take Eshton Road (to Malham). After 2 miles, view parkland on either side of the road. A public footpath skirts the western boundary starting at Home Farm.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Eshton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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