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The Pyramid and Surrounding Piers

A Grade I Listed Building in Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1136 / 54°6'48"N

Longitude: -0.9013 / 0°54'4"W

OS Eastings: 471920

OS Northings: 469191

OS Grid: SE719691

Mapcode National: GBR QN4W.N4

Mapcode Global: WHFBF.4V2V

Entry Name: The Pyramid and Surrounding Piers

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 22 June 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329010

Location: Henderskelfe, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO60

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Henderskelfe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bulmer St Martin

Church of England Diocese: York

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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

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