Monday, February 06, 2006

Remnants of a Sunday Afternoon

On Sundays, we like to explore things unrelated to the mondial, quotidian, workaday world. But sometimes, midnight chimes with scores of screens gathering in huddle at the bottom of my browser. Rather than flushing them down the memory hole, today I will transfer them onto the blog for future reference. I shall let alt+tab determine the order...

"Clint Hall" CLINT, in the parish of Ripley, upper-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 2 miles from Ripley, 7 from Knaresborough, 8 from Ripon.--Pop. 412.This was anciently the seat of Sir William Beckwith, of Clint, Knight; part of the old house is yet remaining, called Clint-Hall, a very ancient stone building, with an arched portal, situated on a lofty eminence, commanding an extensive prospect. Some remains of the moat, that once surrounded this ancient mansion, are still discernible.
The Aldbrough Sundial
"Thorp Perrow"

"Thorp Perrow" images
"Millichope Park"
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1890.
Aldbrough Manor and estate, including Greens and Nutwith Cote, is the property of John Timothy D'Arcy Hutton, Esq., Marske Hall, The monks of Fountains possessed lands and had a grange at Aldbrough, which were seized by Henry VIII. at the Reformation. About the end of the 16th century, Aldbrough was sold to Sir Roger Beckwith, and it was purchased from this family by an ancestor of the present owner soon after 1743. The hall, situated on the banks of the Yore, about two miles from Masham, is a handsome stone building, consisting of a centre and two wings, refronted about 20 years ago. (Note: We think there is a difference between Aldbrough and Aldborough. Here we think it should be Aldborough, which is more westerly.)
Nutwith Cote, the residence of Mr. Thomas Phillips (see: Kenneth Phillips), is an ancient house, and has evidently once been the abode of some person of consequence. The walls of one room were hung with Spanish leather, bearing embossed devices and figures of angels, bacchanalians, grapes, &c., in gold, but a portion of this has been removed, and the remainder is hidden beneath coats of paint and paper. The house belonged to the Beckwiths, and was at one time the residence of Sir Patrick Mackie, a lieut.-colonel in the Scotch army, who died here in 1647. There was formerly a comb manufactory here; and upon the common is the site of a Roman camp.
The earliest provision for educational purposes was the bequest of Isabel Beckwith, of Well, who, by will dated 14th June, 1735, left the sum of £100 for the benefit of a Free School at Masham for teaching five poor boys, preference being given to such as bear the name of Beckwith.
"Duncombe Park" (Note the Palladian architecture, and its similitude wih Tayloe's Mt. Airy in Virginia. They also have Alcibiades' Dogs.
Duncombe Park images
Newby Hall from the River Ure
"Newby Hall" images
Basildon Park (note the dogs)

alcibiades dog
The Barberini Venus, Newby Hall
Sculpture Gallery, Newby Hall
Sterne's Coxwold - Shandy Hall (See "Tristram Shandy" by Laurence Sterne...soon to be released as a movie.)

The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research at the University of York.