Sykes Churches Open Weekend
Saturday, 23rd March 2013
Centres of Christian Art and Worship: Commemorating the centenary of the death of Sir Tatton Sykes 5th Bt of Sledmere, the great benefactor of the churches on the Yorkshire Wolds.
SYKES CHURCHES OPEN WEEKEND
4-6 May 2013
During the Bank Holiday weekend all of the celebrated Sykes churches on the Yorkshire Wolds will be open, some with refreshments and special exhibitions, providing a rare opportunity for you to freely experience the splendour of these buildings. For further information on which churches are open and when see website:
The original Sledmere house of 1751 forms the core of the more substantial house of the created in the 1790s. The neoclassical design by Samuel Wyatt and Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet, is characterised by the repeated use of an unusual motif of arched recesses framing tripartite windows. After the house was badly damaged by a fire in 1911, ... (read more...)