After the two original owners, the Dent brothers, died the castle passed to their nephew John and his wife Emma, who continued the work, had the chapel rebuilt (along with a fine marble tomb for Katherine Parr, whose grave had been rediscovered in 1782) and designed the first gardens:
However, they kept Richard III's Banqueting Hall, and the octagonal tower which was also damaged in the Civil War, as a picturesque ruin:
Emma collected antiquities, hosted grand celebrations and published a local magazine. There are beautiful exhibitions about her and Katherine Parr (along with Henry VIII's other wives) which I couldn't photograph, but which are detailed here. The current family have had some unusual pets, including a badger called Brock in the 1960s and 70s, and still keep a large collection of exotic pheasants and the like today.
Also of interest was this pair of stones, which annoyingly I can't find any additional details for:
I found them on the way to the Tithe Barn:
I suspect I'll have to go back at some point, as different parts of the house are open on different days.