Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Forthcoming Visits

Introduction to Visits

Visit to Farnley Old Hall

Visit to Farnley Old Hall

From March to October each year the Society runs a programme of visits. The sites are chosen for architectural merit, historical association or literary connection. Some visits are to private houses that are rarely open to the public, others are to newly built houses in the Georgian style. Many trips include guided tours or lectures. Members may choose to travel by coach or make their own private arrangements. Coach pickup points are at Hessle, Hull, Cottingham and Beverley. Typically the cost of a trip is around £12 for the coach with a further £10 for entry fees.


The Humber Bridge

24 May: A visit to the historic centre of Hessle conducted by the eminent local historian Michael Free. In the morning we have a visit to the ancient church where we shall learn of the town’s 7th century origins. We then break for lunch. In the afternoon we take a walking tour of Georgian properties and sites of interest together with ... (read more...)



15 Jun: PICKERING An ancient market town with plenty to see including the stunning interior of the Saxon church, the old working railway and station, two castles and the interesting Beck Isle museum. There will be plenty of time for lunch. BIRDSALL HOUSE A rare and privileged chance to be given an intimate tour of an early Georgian house with later ... (read more...)



15 Jul: Brigg was established in the early 13th century as a market town near a safe crossing over the river Ancholme, which divided the settlement. A bridge was built in1313 and helped to develop the town’s market. Brigg was once the property of the Tyrwhitt family, later passing to the Nelthorpes and later the “King of Brigg”, Cary Elwes who ... (read more...)


Beverley Market

15 Sep: A short walking tour with a lecture discussing the development of Georgian architecture in Beverley, led by Austen Redman. The walk is based on the lecture given in 2014 for the Beverley Georgian Festival. This is a chance to see the interiors of the 3 houses discussed. 10:30 am Meet outside Anne Routh’s house, 65 Toll Gavel (Kavanagh’s Tea ... (read more...)

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