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The Family

Burton Agnes Hall has been in the same family since it was built in 1598, and has at times passed through the female line.

In 1977 Marcus Wickham-Boynton handed the Hall and gardens to a charitable trust formed for its protection and future upkeep. Under this arrangement it was hoped that future generations of the family would continue to live at Burton Agnes and it would therefore remain a 'lived-in' family home.

In 1989 on Marcus Wickham-Boynton's death the estate passed to his young cousin Simon Cunliffe-Lister and, until he came of age, was under the guardianship of his mother, Susan Cunliffe-Lister.

In 2005 Simon formally took responsibility for Burton Agnes Hall. Simon - together with his wife Olivia and their five children, Islay, Joss, Otis, Inigo and Sholto - continues the tradition of maintaining and caring for this well-loved family home.  

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