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Title: Burton Constable, the East Front - HLS05732

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Burton Constable, the East Front - HLS05732


Buildings, Hall


Slide 1 - Some nine miles from the port of Kingston-upon-Hull is the house of Burton Constable, an East riding seat which has never changed ownership by sale or otherwise from the time of William, the Norman, to the present time.

It is situated in the heart of Holderness, and the sea within five miles of its eastern porch, a seat of the Constables, who can trace their ancestry from the time of the Domesday Book.

For a period of eight hundred years have this family had their home here at Burton, and Constable succeeded Constable therein, in spite of warrings and wanderings. For far afield some of them went. They were a knightly race these Constables, and the King's summons to come to his wars came often to Burton.
A Robert Constable went with King Richard the first in AD 1189 to the Crusades, and there lost his life.

The present owner of Burton (1916) is Chichester Constable , Esq., who succeeded to the estates in 1894, on the death of Sir Frederick Clifford -Constable, Bart., when the baronetcy then became extinct.

The existing house appears to have been built by Sir Henry Constable at the close of the sixteenth century. It has two principal fronts, east and west. The eastern front, of which a view is shown, has the main entry, the centre crowned with a pediment which displays the arms and supporters of the Constables.


George Hepworth


Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society


1905 , 1900s


PHDA - Hebden Bridge Local History Society




George Hepworth, “Burton Constable, the East Front - HLS05732,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2019, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/7128.

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