Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Pocklington School & Kilnwick Percy School

Kilnwick Hall. Photograph by Stephen Richards.

Kilnwick Hall. Photograph by Stephen Richards.

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Thursday, 18th April 2019, 10:20


10.20 A guided tour by Daryl Buttery, a Governor of the School and a Member of the York Georgian Society. The School was founded in 1514 by a rich Lawyer, John Dolman. One of the School's pupils was William Wilberforce. After the above there will be time to explore the interesting old market town of Pocklington and have lunch. You can find out about the Georgian ' Flying Man', Thomas Pelling.


The Hall was built around 1845 and contains an earlier house of the Georgian Period. The front of the house has an interesting portico with huge Ionic columns. After welcoming refreshments we will be taken on a tour of the house. During the 2' World War, the house was, amongst other things, a secret SOE training base. It is now a Buddhist Centre. The grounds contain magnificent giant redwood trees, an icehouse and the interesting church, St. Helens.

4.00 Journey Home.


Hull Truck 9.00

Cottingham Green 9.15

Beverley behind M & S 9.30

School and Kilnwick plus coach £29.00

School and Kilnwick £13.00

Kilnwick only £8.00

Kilnwick Percy Hall, near Pocklington, East Yorkshire

Kilnwick Percy Hall in 2019

Like a lot of country houses, the earliest occupation of the site stretches back into the mists of time. In 1574 Thomas Wood began a grand Elizabethan House here, but it was unfinished at the time of his death ten years later. The houses was only finished in the 1720s when the estate passed to Sir Edmund Anderson. Anderson's ... (read more...)

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