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Welcome to Brockfield Hall...

An introduction to Brockfield Hall

Brockfield Hall is a fine late Georgian house designed by Peter Atkinson, assistant to John Carr of York, for Benjamin Agar Esq. Begun in 1804, its outstanding feature is an oval entrance hall with a cantilevered stone staircase curving past an impressive Venetian window. It is the family home of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Wood. Mrs. Wood is the daughter of the late Lord and of Lady Martin Fitzalan Howard.
      
He was the brother of the 17th. Duke of Norfolk and son of the late Baroness Beaumont of Carlton Towers near Selby.
      
There are some interesting portraits of her old Roman Catholic family, the Stapletons, and some good English furniture.
      
The house also contains the country’s biggest collection of paintings by the Staithes Group of artists, some of them available for purchase. An introductory gallery to some of these pictures forms part of this website.
      
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