Chinese room Sutton Park

ABOUT SUTTON PARK

ABOUT SUTTON PARK

ABOUT SUTTON PARK

ABOUT SUTTON PARK

The House and Gardens

Sutton Park is a charming example of Georgian architecture with exquisite interiors, well known for its plaster work and Chinese drawing room with elaborate 18th Century wallpaper. The house was built in 1750 by the architect Thomas Atkinson.

The beautiful terraced gardens were laid out in the Italianate style by Percy Cane. Within the grounds are some ancient trees dating from 1750. A rare period ice house sits next to the wildflower walled garden and orchard. The gardens at Sutton Park are award winning and have won Yorkshire in Bloom on multiple occasions.

The Collection

The collection at Sutton Park came with the family from Normanby Hall. The most notable old master paintings and furniture originally came from Buckingham House, the London seat of John Sheffield, the 1st Duke of Buckingham (1648-1721). Sir Charles Sheffield, 1st Baronet (1706-1774), sold the property to The Crown (King George II) in the 18th Century. Buckingham House later became Buckingham Palace.

The contemporary collection at Sutton Park comprises international artists albeit with a British focus. The collection carries on the family’s long history of patronage in the arts.