Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Farnley Hall, North Yorkshire

Farnley Hall from the South.

Farnley Hall from the South.

The hall has been occupied by various branches of the Fawkes family since the middle ages. In the 1780ís Walter Hawkesworth Fawkes commissioned John Carr to add the large Georgian block at the front of the building. His son, Walter Ramsden Hawksworth Fawkes, was a friend of J.M.W Turner and had a large collection of his paintings which much impressed the critic John Ruskin who was a frequent visitor in the nineteenth century. The house was later divided in two, the older part becoming a separate dwelling.

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