Burton Agnes Hall
Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the same family for more than four hundred years. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built to French impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.
Burton Agnes Hall is a beautiful place to visit, it is steeped in history, allowing you to step back in time and imagine how life used to be. The house and grounds are stunning, filled with amazing artwork, and furnishings. The grounds are beautifully kept and manicured toperies line the driveway and front lawns. Burton Agnes Hall holds a few suprises from the peaceful sculpted woodland walk, the walled gardens, the remains of the Norman manor-house dating back to 1173, and the ghost of a little girl that refuses to leave the house she once loved so much.
Through out the year a range of talented artists are in residence at Burton Agnes Hall and visitors are invited to view their artwork in the Summer House and in the Hall.
The Hall and gardens offer a beautiful and serene setting for artists to gain inspiration and focus for their work and it provides the perfect opportunity to exhibit work to visitors.
Artists are invited to either stay in residence at the hall, in accommodation above the historic courtyard, or are invited to travel in daily and exhibit their artwork in the beautiful surroundings of the hall and gardens.