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Ann Boleyn's Seat at the Surprise View

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1116 / 54°6'41"N

Longitude: -1.5687 / 1°34'7"W

OS Eastings: 428291

OS Northings: 468504

OS Grid: SE282685

Mapcode National: GBR KNHW.5V

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.WX5B

Entry Name: Ann Boleyn's Seat at the Surprise View

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174017

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331091

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


9/87 Ann Boleyn's Seat at the
Surprise View


Shelter. Probably before 1790, rebuilt C19 and restored C20. For William
Aislabie. Wood. West front: 3 slender Gothick arches supported by
quatrefoil columns; elaborate crenellated parapet. Single-pitch roof.
Rear: narrow entrance, woodwork renewed, crenellated parapet. Left and
right returns: solid, restored. Interior: concrete floor and plinths for
columns. The structure was originally described as a 'sashed Gothic
temple'. There was a seat at the Surprise View in 1790 and an arched
shelter is shown in an engraving of 1828 (W T C Walker, personal
communication). The name Ann Boleyn is associated with the site because a
large headless statue was erected nearby in the C18. Probably the same
statue (an armless as well as headless female in classical drapery and
originally over 3 metres tall) is now in the sacristy at the base of Huby's
Tower at Fountains Abbey.

Listing NGR: SE2829168504

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