Sion Hill Hall
Sion Hill Hall
An Edwardian country house in beautiful neo-Georgian style, Sion Hill was the work of architect WH Brierley of York, and must be considered one of the finest country houses built in the years running up to WWI. Brierley, who has been called the 'Lutyens of the North', built the house in 1912 for WH Mawer, a successful businessman.
Within the house are displays of antique furniiture, paintings, fine porcelain, and clocks, most of which was purchased by Mawer, an avid collector, from auctions and country house sales after WWII. When Mawer died in 1982 the house passed to the care of a charitable trust, who maintain the house and Mawer's extensive collections.

Sion Hill stands in attractive grounds in a lovely countrysie setting not far from Thirsk. The interiors are gracious, rather than overwhelming, like a time capsule of the last flowering of country house life. Aside from regular summer opening times special connoisseur tours can be arranged for pre-booked groups.