Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. Located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, the estate boasts over 450 acres of spectacular gardens, parklands and nature reserve which are open to the public.
Duncombe Park House, grade I listed, is fronted by the levelled and slightly sunken lawn which is flanked by blocks of woodland to the north and south. At the centre of the eastern edge of the lawn there is a sundial made from limestone placed on a decorative urn and held by a winged figure of Old Father Time, it dates from 1715, attributed to Van Nost and is grade II listed. From this point there are views, partially obscured by trees, across the valley to a cascade in the Rye, with tree-clad slopes rising beyond to the east.
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