Properties and events in COTTINGHAM 2017
Properties and events in COTTINGHAM 2017
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‘St Mary the Virgin’ Cottingham
St Mary and the Virgin, Hallgate, COTTINGHAM, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 4DD
A priest is first recorded in Cottingham around 1150, but the oldest part of the present church, the aisled nave, dates from the 1320s, probably…
A priest is first recorded in Cottingham around 1150, but the oldest part of the present church, the aisled nave, dates from the 1320s, probably when it was gifted to nearby Haltemprice Priory. The windows, doorways and arcades are late Decorated Gothic. The east end of the nave was rebuilt around the 1360s, with transepts flanking the lower part of a central tower; the north and south elevations contain great Perpendicular windows. Around 1380, the rector Nicholas de Luda added a Perpendicular chancel with stained glass and carved stalls decorated with the arms of his patron Edward, the Black Prince and his supporters, suggesting it was dedicated to him. The tower was completed around 1400 in the same style, although the pinnacles added in 1744 are classical.
The present interior is largely a result of comprehensive reordering in 1845 by the Hull firm of F.W. Lockwood, including poppy head pews, a Caen stone pulpit and internal west porch. The organ, by Forster & Andrews of Hull, replaced a late 18th-century instrument by Donaldson of York in 1860; it originally stood in a loft at the west end, moving to its present location in the 1880s. The 19th- and 20th-century stained glass windows are by English and Flemish firms, including Hardman, Kempe, Capronnier and Dobbelaere, with a late addition by George Pace.
- Thursday 7 September: 1000 to 1700
- Friday 8 September: 1000 to 1700
- Saturday 9 September: 1000 to 1700
No booking required
Of additional interest, the wall and floor memorials are principally late 17th to late 19th century, but de Luda’s memorial brass (1383) can be found in the chancel, together with a small wall brass of 1504.
The church will be open for viewing Thursday–Saturday with a small exhibition presenting aspects of its history. On Thursday and Friday, refreshments will be available between 10am and 12noon at the Mark Kirkby Hall. This is a small hall next to the main Church hall and is signposted from outside. On Saturday, refreshments will be available in the Church between 10am and 4pm
Skidby, COTTINGHAM, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5TF
East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service welcomes you to Skidby windmill. A Grade II 19th century tower mill. Skidby Mill is a four-sailed tower…
East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service welcomes you to Skidby windmill. A Grade II 19th century tower mill. Skidby Mill is a four-sailed tower windmill. It is set in an acre of land and has magnificent views over the Wolds.
The mill is unusual in still having all its original outbuildings around the courtyard. Some of these buildings have been converted to form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life. Don't forget to visit the the two exhibition galleries: the Agriculture Gallery which looks at the agricultural history of the East Riding, and the Village Life Gallery which has displays on many aspects of rural village life. Skidby Windmill also caters for the under 5s with several activities which include 'finding the mice and owls' and several museum interactives including making sand bricks. Outside there is a play area with balance beams and a rope walk. Quiz sheets and gallery trails are also available. There is a honey beehive located in the Agricultural Gallery.
- Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600
No booking required
Please note: Last Admissions are at 15:15. We now have a wheelchair available upon request at the mill reception for customers' own use whilst at the mill. Around the courtyard, one of the outbuildings contains some of the larger objects in the agriculture collection and another has been converted to a blacksmith's forge. At the side of the mill is a sheltered garden picnic area and a wildlife garden including a pond maintained by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The adjacent field is being developed as a natural history area and open play space for children.
The first record of a mill on the present site is dated 1764 and it is shown on the Enclosure Award maps of 1796. The mill was wind powered and possessed 2 pairs of stones. In 1821 this mill was sold and possibly moved and the existing mill was then constructed by Norman and Smithson, millwrights from Hull, for W. Watson the miller. A date stone below the balcony confirms this. Skidby Mill is part of the Humber Museums' Partnership. It is also included in Hull Heritage Open Days Brochure.
St Mary’s Cottingham - Church Tower Tours
St Mary the Virgin, Hallgate, COTTINGHAM, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 4DD
Climb St Mary’s Tower and enjoy fine views over England’s largest village and beyond to the towers and cranes of Hull. On a clear day, there…
Climb St Mary’s Tower and enjoy fine views over England’s largest village and beyond to the towers and cranes of Hull.
On a clear day, there are distant views of the Humber Bridge, Immingham’s refineries, Skidby Windmill, Beverley Minster, plus the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Wolds. The spacious belfry gives the opportunity to inspect all 8 bells at close quarters, the oldest cast in 1638.
The clock, in the ringing chamber below, was built by Cooke of York in 1870 and sponsored by the government for display at an exhibition in Vienna. Now it keeps good time – you can help wind it up!
- Thursday 7 September: 1100 and 1400
- Friday 8 September: 1100 and 1400
- Saturday 9 September: 11.00 TO 14.00
Contact: BUSLINE Call: 01482592929 Booking opens: 21 August 2017 09:00 Booking closes: 1 September 2017 16:30
Tower Tours last approximately 45 minutes Places are limited though, so it’s first come first served! St Mary’s Church, Cottingham is open daily from 10am to 5pm