The images on this page are reproduced from a 3-D model built by the author to better demonstrate the layout of the old Hall.
Above the Hall with the bay window of the Dining room in the centre of the frame, the existing West Wing to the left and on the far right the Drawing Room and Conservatory.
Above view from across the lawns with the Dining Room on the right and the West Wing in the centre, the old red brick stable block built for Richard Oliver Gascoigne in the early part of the nineteenth century is the section beyond.
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The stables remained more or less intact until the late nineteen sixties, when they were demolished. It is said that it was likely to be listed as a building of historic interest and to avoid the expense of maintaining such a structure the decision was made to demolish it!
The buildings in the foreground of this view are the estate office, gun room on the left and to the right a building which may earlier have been a coach house, prior to the larger stable block being constructed.
During the ninteenth century the two Gascoigne sisters Isabella and Elizabeth were noted for their work with stained glass and also in the new technology, photography. The collection of buildings clustered at the east end of the hall are most likely attributable to them, as they include a picture gallery and photographic studio, along with the circular fernery and the cigar shaped conservatory.-->
Sadly nothing remains of the fernery or conservatory or any of the connecting structures and today this area is covered by a plantation of cherry trees so it is difficult to search for any relics.
The above woodland is how the location of the conservatory looks today! The yew tree in the centre was behind the conservatory.
Parlington Hall in the late Nineteenth century. Taken from a photograph provided
by the Garforth Historical Society.