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Pretty villages, with quaint houses, village ponds, and relaxing country inns surround Beverley, all with a history and distinction of their own. A small selection are listed here.
Cherry Burton has historic buildings to the East including the fine church of St Michael. You will also find a duck pond and a traditional village pub.
Leconfield is home to RAF Leconfield, used as a base for Sea King helicopters of the 202 Squadron and now the ‘Army School of Mechanical Transport’. Leconfield castle was the home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland. There are extensive Tudor brick remains on the visible mound and the ‘moat’ also remains. Nearby Scorborough has many Iron Age burial mounds.
Laying in its own shallow dale is Etton (once belonging to the Templars). The village’s buildings are almost entirely situated either side of Main Street were you will find the village pub and the parish church of St Mary.
Watton Priory which was a Gilbertine double monastery founded in 1150 by Eustace Fitzjohn. It was dissolved in 1539 by Henry VIII. The Nun of Watton is noted for her pregnancy while in the Priory.
The hamlet of Eske is an excellent example of a deserted village situated 3 miles NE of Beverley and 1 mile north of Tickton, just to the east of the River Hull.
South Dalton village forms part of, and is run by, the Dalton Estate. The Hall is the home of Lord Hotham whose family have owned land in the area for generations. The Estate houses are neat rows of cottages as well as Tudor style houses, some with date plates as old as 1706. St Mary’s church spire is over 200 ft tall and a prominent landmark.
The picturesque village of Bishop Burton belonged to the Bishop Burton who later became archbishop of York. You will find whitewashed cottages, village greens and a duck pond along with the one of finest land based colleges in the UK.
Walkington is the former home of Broadgate Hospital mental asylum, which opened in 1871. The hospital closed in 1989 to make way for private housing. The village pond is situated in the middle of the village and is a major focal point and the parish church is All Hallows. Nearby is the Bronze Age barrow complex of Walkington Wold. Remains here include decapitated Anglo-Saxon criminals.
Lunch or evening meal at pleasant village pub.
Feed the ducks at a delightful village pond.
Stroll along the River Hull at Tickton.
Admire the many fine churches in the area.
Open all the time
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted