Thursday, 17 May 2018

Markenfield Hall

I saw a couple of shots of this place near Ripon on Flickr - but there aren't many as it only opens on a few days mainly in the spring.
- So decided to go over there on the bike last Friday.
It took a little over an hour going by the more scenic route through Thirsk rather than A168.

The building is rather lovely with encircling moat and neat garden.
Inside you can visit a few principal rooms - the Hall and Chapel mainly
You enter by the undercroft which would have been storage and Kitchen - still perhaps the most interesting room.

The house history is quite turbulent and violent, more info on their website.
It is still more or less a grand farmhouse but the tenant farmer lives in a converted range down one side of the yard.

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