Description: The Pyramid and Surrounding Piers
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329010
OS Grid Reference: SE7192069191
OS Grid Coordinates: 471920, 469191
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1136, -0.9013
HENDERSKELFE ST ANNE'S HILL
12/54 The Pyramid and
25.1.54 (formerly listed as the
Pyramid on St Anne's
Pyramid and surrounding piers. 1728. By Nicholas Hawksmoor for Charles
Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, in memory of his ancestor Lord William Howard,
the Elizabethan founder of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family.
Limestone. Central pyramid with angled pairs of piers approximately
20 metres from each corner. Pyramid, with sides of approximately 9 metres
stands on low podium with some vermiculated rustication. Piers each have
square base on plinth, with hollow columns pierced by oval apertures which
break a lateral band, surmounted by stepped capital. Interior of Pyramid
contains a large bust of Lord William Howard. Howard G, Castle Howard
Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, 1967.
HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England,
Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.
Listing NGR: SE7192069191
Source: English Heritage
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