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The Pyramid and Surrounding Piers, Henderskelfe

Description: The Pyramid and Surrounding Piers

Grade: I
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

Location: Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire YO60 7BU

Locality: Henderskelfe
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7BU

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Listing Text

SE 7169
Castle Howard
12/54 The Pyramid and
surrounding piers
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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