History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There has been a Worsley presence at Hovingham sincle long before the Hall was built; the family, which originated in Worsley, Lancashire, purchased the Hovingham estate in 1563.
The interiors feature high, vaulted ceilings, and fine collections of furniture and paintings. Outside, the gardens are a delight, with yew hedges and the oldest private cricket ground in England.
Cricket is one of the tradition features of Hovingham Hall, played on the field directly in front of the house. Hovingham played host to regular cricket matches during the 19th century, and a Hovingham team is known to have played an All England team in 1858 - and lost. Many of the finest 20th century cricketers in England have played on the Hovingham ground.
There are several Worseley tombs in the Saxon church of All Saints, immediately beside the Hall. Other popular historic houses nearby include Duncombe Park and Castle Howard, both within 7 miles of Hovingham.
About Hovingham Hall
Address: York, Yorkshire, England, YO62 4LU
Attraction Type: Historic House
Website: Hovingham Hall
Phone: 01653 628771
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Phil Catterall, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hovingham, All Saints Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Slingsby, All Saints Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Nunnington Hall - 2.3 miles (Historic Building)
Barton-le-Street, St Michael's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Gilling Castle - 3.8 miles (Historic Building)
Whenby, St Martin's Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church)
Appleton-le-Street, All Saints Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Castle Howard - 4.6 miles (Historic House)
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