Norton Conyers near Ripon is of mainly 17th century date and later, though the house has mediaeval origins and some 14th century work is embedded within the house structure. The house has been in the ownership of the Graham family since 1624. It is popularly known by its connection with Charlotte Bronte who was reputedly inspired to write “Jane Eyre” following a visit to the house in 1839. We have carried out various works of repair, conservation and improvement over the course of around twenty years, including repair works grant aided by English Heritage (now Historic England). Recent conservation work was awarded the Sothebys/ Historic Houses Association Restoration Award in 2014. The house and stables are listed Grade II* with other structures in the estate variously listed II* or II.