Panaramic view

Brimham Rocks  | OS Grid Ref: 420623,465056  | Site classified as: Landscape:Leisure  | HPG Ref: 60065

Map Evidence

1856/7 OS
Series of pathways between boulders
1909 OS
As above
1956 OS SE 26 NW
As above

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Landscape/Leisure
Site Access: Good
Parking: National Trust carparks
Visibility: Clear NT site
Micro climate: Exposed hilltop site
North boundary: Stone walls
South boundary: Dry stone wall
East boundary: Road
West boundary: Cliff in stone wall
Buildings: Brimham house with walled garden to south 28 yds square
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Several managed tracks
Other man-made features: Tea room and toilets
Natural features: Large rocks
Planting: Managed heathers, birch, mountain ash, bracken, bilberry
General Condition: Well maintained
Local knowledge: In Domesday Book. In 1780 part of Grantley Estate, sold off in 1947. Donated to NT 1970 by Mr R R Ackernley
Other comments: Tearoom since 1836
Recorder: PAW/MAH
Date: 29/9/09

Additional Information

Identified on 1856/57 OS map as a series of pathways between named feature rocks adjacent to Brimham House.
On the 1909 OS map even more of the stones are identified.
Today the site is a National Trust property donated in 1970
A tea room has been in existence since Edwardian days.

Parks and Gardens UK

The site details are held on the Parks and Gardens UK database; Record Id: 6845
Record created 13/04/2009

Sites related this site

Brimham House is the National Trust office on the site.

Extract from 1851 OS map centred on Site
Extract from OS Landranger map centred on Site
Extract from Google Map image map centred on Site
Brimham Rocks in early 20th C.
Brimham House and the Rock site today.
A postcard of Brimham Rocks
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