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Behind the house of Duncombe Park a long, grassy, serpentine terrace runs north-south with a temple at each end. The terrace is half a mile long. Facing the house, the statue of Father Time with a Sundial can be seen here in the foreground. It has been attributed to John Van Nost (the elder) circa 1715. Van Nost was Flemish by birth and came to England at the end of the 17th century.

We are looking north along the terrace to the Ionic Rotunda which was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726)who helped to design Castle Howard, also in North Yorkshire, and Blenheim Palace. As well as being an architect he was interested in garden design and oddly was also a playwright.

In the WS is a closer view of the Ionic Temple and also a view from the temple looking over the parkland and to the North Yorkshire Moors in the distance.

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