Newby Hall

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Opening Times:

31st March- 30th September 2012 11:00am-5:30pm, Tue-Sun plus bank holidays.
Open 7 days in July and August


House & Gardens:
Adult: £13.50
Concession: £12.50
Child: £10.50
Family: (2+2) £45
Family: (2+3) £53

Gardens only:
Adult: £8.70
Concession: £7.70
Child: £7.20
Family (2+2) £27
Family (2+3) £31

Venue contact details:

T: 01423 322583
E: [email protected]

Newby Hall

Turner visited Newby Hall in 1816, probably sometime towards the last week of August whilst working his way towards Ripon from York, having probably stayed overnight at Boroughbridge.

Newby Hall was built by Sir Edward Blackett in the early 1690s and in 1748 was bought by William Weddell who formed an outstanding collection of classical antiquities and created a sculpture gallery in the house to display them.  Weddell died in 1792 and the house passed to his cousin, Thomas Robinson, Lord Grantham, who in 1833 inherited the Earldom of de Grey.

Elizabeth Weddell, William's wife, appears to have had a significant interest in watercolours when Turner was young and it is possible that Turner had contact with the family in previous years.

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Turner's Viewpoint

Newby Hall would certainly have been one of the important subjects in the list of 120 watercolours that Turner was intending for the history of York series.  He made detailed pencil sketches of the house and grounds from the west and south, although these were not completed as watercolours (see, for example, Fountains Hall and Grounds, 'Yorkshire 3' sketchbook, Tate Gallery, Finberg number: CXLVI 6a).

Discover The Landscape

The Turner Trails bench is located within Newby Hall's gardens.

Newby Hall is also included on the Turner Trails panel at Boroughbridge.

The Venue


Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

Map reference: SE348674

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Directions to Newby Hall:

2 miles off the A1, on the B6265 between Ripon and Boroughbridge (Sat Nav ref HG4 5AJ)