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.
8 Apr: DONCASTER A tour of Doncaster’s splendid Georgian properties to be conducted by the Doncaster Civic Trust CUSWORTH HALL A guided tour has been specially arranged, for our society, of this grade 1 listed hall dating from the 1740s.There will be time here to enjoy a meal or light refreshments and visit the extensive gardens with their spectacular views of ... (read more...)
10 May: NB: MAXIMUM 12 PEOPLE PER VISIT A full guided tour of this amazing complex of buildings, hidden behind the Whitefriargate/Posterngate block. You will see the stunning Palace Room, the Rush Room and also the many artefacts which are not normally available for public view. Admission: £5 (read more...)
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...)
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...)