Panaramic view

Hackfall (Gorge)  | OS Grid Ref: 423472,477501  | Site classified as: GARDEN:REGISTERED  | HPG Ref: 60010

Map Evidence

1856/7 OS
Complex of follies in woodland including Mowbray Castle, (see HPG record 60032)
1912 OS
As above with additional features
1956 OS Sheet SE 27 NW
As above.

Documentary Evidence

North Yorkshire County Council Historic Environment Record
Ref: GD 1026
Hackfall is on the National Heritage List for England, and the Register of Parks and Gardens - Grade 1

Additional Information

The 1856/7 OS map shows a complex of follies in woodland.
Hackfall was created by William Aislabie between 1750 and 1769, as a pleasure garden.
He installed a variety of follies and woodland walks, and it became a tourist attraction, which it remained until the 1930's, when the site was cleared and the timber sold.
It has recently been restored through the efforts of the Hackfall Trust and Woodland Trust, who now manage the site.
There a very full entry on the Parks and Gardens UK website (see link below).

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Extract from 1851 OS map centred on Site
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Extract from OS Landranger map centred on Site
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Extract from Google Map image map centred on Site
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View of Masham church from Hackfall
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Mowbray Castle
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Fisher Hall
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The Banqueting House
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Forty foot fall
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The Aislabie Gardens Tour, a document from the HPG group concerning Studley Royal and Hackfall
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Official web site for Hackfall
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Official web site for the Woodlands Trust
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Link to the Hackfall entry on the ParksAndGardens web site
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