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Day Trip to Nostell Priory near Wakefield
September 20, 2019 @ 10:00
As part of the Heritage Weekends we have organised a trip to Nostell Priory on Doncaster Road, Near Wakefield.
Nostell Priory is a glorious 18th-century country house with interiors by Palladian master architect Robert Adam. The house was built in 1733 to a design by James Paine. Robert Adam was called in to expand and renovate Paine’s work in 1766, and over the next 19 years he created a marvellous neo-classical house. The house takes its name from medieval Nostell Priory, an Augustinian monastery founded in 1114. The monastery was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. The monastic site is near the current house, but there is very little to see beyond the 17th-century cow stalls which were converted from monastic outbuildings. Nostell Priory stands 2 stories high, with a centre block of 5 bays. The interiors are mainly by Robert Adam, with furniture designed by Chippendale specifically for the Priory. There is an extensive art collection with paintings by Angelica Kauffman and Breughel, among others. The library is considered one of the best at any National Trust property. Free Entrance. Please meet at 10.00 a.m. at Leeds Central Bus Station.