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December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goldsborough Hall, built in the 1620s, is renowned for its Jacobean architecture and magnificent Robert Adam interiors.
The privately owned stately home stands in its own beautifully landscaped grounds with unspoilt elevated views over its historic gardens. Built for Sir Richard Hutton, the acting Lord Chief Justice, the hall was later remodelled in the 1750s by the eminent architects Robert Adam and John Carr of York. The house came to fame in the 1920s as the former residence of HRH Princess Mary (the Queen’s aunt), who lived here following her marriage to Viscount Lascelles (later the 6th earl of Harewood).
Inside, the Jacobean Library is covered in 17th century oak-panelling with its elaborately painted plaster ceiling, while the Dining Room and Drawing Rooms were redesigned by Robert Adams in the 18th century and include triumphal pillars and decorative cornices. The Dining Room also houses a vast 16th century soap stone overmantle decorated with biblical scenes. A 17th century oak staircase leads up the centre of the house.
The award-winning 12-acre gardens were laid out by Princess Mary with beech-lined herbaceous borders which stretch down to the Lime Tree Walk, planted by royalty throughout the 1920s. A woodland walk during the Spring is awash with snowdrops, winter aconites and daffodils.