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Burton Agnes Old Hall

    Standing between the church and the great 17th century house, now known as Burton Agnes Hall, stands the Norman manor house. It was built by Roger de Stutville in 1170 - 80 and, although now largely encased in brick work of the 18th century, there is original stonework in the north and west walls. On the north side also there is a Norman chimney breast and blocked first floor doorway. At ground floor level is a vaulted undercroft of two aisles and four bays. The vault ribs, of local chalk, rest on sturdy circular section piers bearing well-formed waterleaf capitals. In the north-west corner of the building is an original spiral staircase.


Pevsner, N and Neave, D., 1995. The Buildings of England, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding (London, Penguin, 2nd ed.), 366