GRADE 1 - English Heritage Building ID: 167771. Built during the Elizabethan period, Burton Agnes near Driffield was built by Sir Henry Griffith in 1601–10 to designs attributed to Robert Smythson, a Master Mason to Queen Elizabeth I and builder of many other famous buildings including Longleat and Hardwick. Burton Agnes Hall was once described as ‘the perfect English house’. The house and gardens are open to the public. Nearby is another Grade 1 listed building, the Burton Agnes Manor House, originally built in 1173, still stands on an adjacent site. The notes accompanying each photograph are from a series of lectures first given to the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society by Mr. George Hepworth around 1916.