24 March 2011

BBC1 - The Old

Bishop Burton College, the UK's only Centre of Vocational Excellence in Agriculture, and lead college in a CoVE in Equine, has its origins in the 1950s, when the Bishop Burton Farm Institute was formed to meet the needs of the local farming industry. The fine and extensive grounds include a walled garden of one-and-a-half acres, once part of the estate of the eighteenth-century Bishop Burton High Hall, long gone.

The conservatories are magnificent, as is the Victorian propagation house (above). The erstwhile stables have been converted into a higher education institute (top). The sympathetically-updated and well-maintained older facilities are complemented by a suite of new builds, in an emergent house style - to be featured as BBC2 in the near future.

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