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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, junior partner of John Carr of York, for Benjamin Agar Esq. Begun in 1804, its outstanding features is an oval entrance with a cantilevered stone staircase curving past an impressive Venetian window. It is the family home of Mr. and the Hon Mrs. Wood.
    
Mr. Wood is the grandson of the late Lord and Lady Martin Fitzalan Howard who bought the house in 1951.

Lord Martin was the brother of the 17th Duke of Norfolk and the son of the late Baroness Beaumont of Carlton Towers near Selby. There are some interesting portraits of her old Roman Catholic family, the Stapleton’s, and some good English furniture.

The house also contains the country’s biggest collection of painting s by the Staithes Group of artists, some of them are available for purchase. An introductory gallery to some of these pictures form part of this website.

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