Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Newby Hall, North Yorkshire

Newby Hall from the double border.

Newby Hall from the double border.

The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England�s renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor, commissioned Robert Adam to alter the original Wren design to house his collection of Ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. Thomas Chippendale was commissioned to make the furniture. �The result is a perfect example of the Georgian �Age of Elegance� with the atmosphere and ambience of a family home� (Hudson�s Historic Houses and Gardens 2011).

The 25 acre award winning gardens contain rare and beautiful shrubs and plants in herbaceous borders framed by yew hedges and formal gardens for all seasons.

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