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Historical Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry




Humanby, the largest village on the Wolds, has plenty on offer for its annual Heritage Day on Saturday 9th September. There will be something for both visitors and residents alike.

Pictureque Hunmanby, near Filey, is steeped in history. It boasts the site of a Norman ‘motte and bailey’ on Castle Hill, a large medieval mother church for the surrounding area and a wealth of distinctive old chalk cottages. The old manor house of Hunmanby Hall occupied the grounds of the castle bailey and eventually was enlarged to become a well-known 20th century Methodist girls’ boarding school.

On the outskirts of the village, the tiny red-brick 19th century Lock-Up , nick-named the ‘Black-Hole’, is only open to the public once a year. On 9th September it will welcome more willing visitors than it did in its hey-day as a temporary prison for miscreants! Attached is an old stone pinfold where stray animals were impounded.

Among other Heritage Day events are historical displays in Wrangham House and the White Swan inn and a special ‘Pop Up Museum’ in the Parish Room, where archive materials and a mid-19th century oil painting of the village centre can be viewed.

Finally, there is a guided heritage walk around the village centre in the afternoon. All events are free and Hunmanby has a number of convenient local eating places and plenty of outdoor seating.

Full programme details are as follows:

Information Stall in Bayley Gardens (next to All Saints Church, in village centre):
Free programmes, Heritage Trail leaflet and map and Heritage Trail Quiz.

10:00am-1:00pm ‘Pop-up’ Museum in the Community Centre Parish Room (35, Stonegate)
Documents, photographs and other items from the Parish archives.
Mid-19th century oil painting of the village centre with postcard reproductions for sale.

10:00am-1:00pm Wrangham House (next to Bayley Gardens) is hosting a Local History Group display in this former vicarage, which was home to the early 19th century archdeacon, literary figure and social reformer, Francis Wrangham.

10:00am-1:00pm Lock-Up and Pinfold (Junction of Stonegate and Sheepdyke Lane)
The Victorian Lock-Up will be open for those who dare to enter.

All day from 11:00am The White Swan Inn (in the village centre)
History and ‘Before and After’ display, about the SOS campaign to save this former coaching inn, an important staging post on the old main road from Hull and Bridlington to Scarborough.

1:30-2:30pm Village Heritage Trail (Starting from Bayley Gardens)
A guided walk around the historic village centre.

The day’s events are organised and sponsored by Hunmanby Parish Council,

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017


Free entry

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Sat 9 Sep Hunmanby Heritage Open Day


St. Nicholas Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2HF



See location of Hunmanby on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 043885  Lat: 54.28151 Long: -0.39948

By road:
From A165 Scarborough to Bridlington road and follow signs for Hunmanby. All Saints Church is right in the centre of the village heading along main street.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Hunmanby station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted