Beningbrough Hall, rather out on a limb in the flat flood-plain of the River Ouse, was once home to the Bourchiers and subsequently the Dawnays until sold in 1916 to Enid (1878–1957), Countess of Chesterfield. On her death it was acquired by the government using the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1958, after a four-day sale of its contents. Since 1975 it has housed many fine eighteenth-century portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Not much remained from the previous owners except overdoors and, notably, an interesting view of Beningbrough Hall from the north, signed and dated 1751 by the still somewhat shadowy figures, John Joseph Bouttats and John Chapman, showing non-existent flanking pavilions.
National Trust, Beningbrough Hall
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire YO30 1DD England
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22 July 2019
Last year the lovely Hostas on the double border were attacked by slugs, but with careful application of homemade garlic spray they are now looking fantastic. Often thought of as mainly a foliage plant, take a closer look at the delicate hyacinth-like flowers. #gardeningtips https://t.co/NRA1vvgtvS