Last updated 12/04/2008
The Bretton Estate has an interesting history which goes back over 700 years. The origins of the Estate were in the 13th Century when the Dronsfields, a wealthy family, gradually built up land and property in the southern part of the West Riding. From 1407 the resident family were the Wentworths, and then the Beaumonts took up residence in 1792, remaining until the eventual sale of the Estate to the West Riding County Council in 1948.
Lord Allendale's loan collection has now been transferred to the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, which is based at Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ. For enquiries telephone 0113 2456362 (Mr Robert Frost).
A virtual tour of the House and grounds is available, click on the link opposite to begin.
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For other matters, please contact Mr Leonard Bartle