East Riding of Yorkshire

Properties and events in East Riding of Yorkshire

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Baptist Chapel in Applegarth Lane

On the LH side of No. 15 Applegarth Lane, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JY
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The chapel is now the oldest in Yorkshire and still in use for such a modest building and has the smallest, first ever private, burial ground away from the established church in Bridlington.

Beverley - Barges on Beverley Beck

Beverley Barge Preservation Society, Crane Hill Wharf, Beckside South, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0GG
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Three restored boats on Beverley Beck: visits, tours and boat trips on Mermaid

Beverley - Gallery at Salt

54 Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8EU
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An exhibition of Art and Architecture by Salt Architects, revealing the essence of place through creative exploration of connectivity within our cultural landscape. With artworks by Claire West, Bridget Hansford and Alexandra Thorne.

Beverley - Highgate, a potted history

Wednesday Market, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DJ
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Highgate – the history of a single street.

Beverley - Masonic Hall

Masonic Hall, Trinity Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DY
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The Masonic Hall is not normally open to the general public. Take this opportunity to look around.

Beverley - Sun Inn

Sun Inn, Flemingate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0NP
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The Sun Inn, sits opposite Beverley Minster and is reputed to be the oldest public house in Beverley

Beverley - tour of the war graves in St Martin’s Cemetery

St. Martins Cemetery, Queensgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8NJ
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A walk around St Martin’s cemetery to hear stories of the World War I and II casualties buried there.

Beverley area: Laurel Vines, Aike

Laurel Vines, Aike, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9BG
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Laurel Vines, a flourishing vineyard in the heart of rural East Yorkshire. Come and see the amazing vinery.

Beverley Butt Farm World War II Battery

Butt Farm, Victoria Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8PJ
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A remarkable survival of the Second World War, a defensive battery to guard the Humber. Guided tours of approximately 90 minutes.

Beverley East Riding Theatre

East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BE
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Beverley's own live theatre - come and explore, and look at what happens backstage.

Beverley Friary

Friary, Friars Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DF
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The old Dominican Friary has an exotic 800 year history: come and see this hidden treasure and the 16th century wall paintings. Rarely open to the public.

Beverley Guildhall & Community Museum

Beverley Guildhall, Register Square, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9XX
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The historic Guildhall is one of Beverley's best-kept secrets. See the beautiful Georgian courtroom and visit this year's featured exhibition, an artistic film, 'Portrait of a Pasture', as well as a short video of 'Beverley in Motion'.

Beverley High School

Norwood, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9EX
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Beverley's famous High School, founded in 1908, opens its doors to show its history, buildings and educational provision.

Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP
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One of the greatest Gothic buildings in the country, there's always something new to find at the Minster.

Beverley Minster Sanctuary and Herb Garden

Beverley Minster, Minster Yard, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP
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This new garden at Beverley Minster complements the new sanctuary project. Planted with many herbs, come and sit in the sun and find some special peace and quiet in this area within the Minster grounds.

Beverley Minster Secret Garden

24 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
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The most secret of the Minster gardens, rarely open to the public, a real delight.

Beverley Monks Walk Inn

Monks Walk Inn, 19 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
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The ancient Monks Walk Inn, close to Beverley Minster, offers tours as well as refreshments.

Beverley Norwood House

Norwood House, Norwood, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9ET
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An exceptional Georgian house that is rarely open to the public. Great architectural features and an unusual history

Beverley Queensgate and Kitchen Lane allotments

Allotments, Kitchen Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HZ
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Beverley’s allotments; a rare chance to see what your neighbours are growing within our historic town boundaries

Beverley St Mary's Church guided tours and visits to the bell tower

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
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The beautiful parish church of many centuries, now celebrating significant restorations with new and acclaimed stone carvings. Come visit the church and see the view of Beverley from the bell tower

Beverley St Mary's Church presents teddy bears, parachutes and stories of the white rabbit

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
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The beautiful parish church of many centuries, now celebrating significant restorations with new and acclaimed stone carvings. Come visit the church with your children

Beverley St Marys - talks and workshop

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
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On 6 September there will be three talks on the theme of networks and connections: Beverley’s water pump, Beverley’s gas lamps and Amy Johnson’s adventures. On 14 September there will be a glass making workshop.

Beverley The Church of St John of Beverley

5 North Bar Without, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 7AG
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St John of Beverley Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Beverley, built in 1897.

Beverley Toll Gavel United Church

Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9AA
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An imposing chapel in the heart of Beverley, with a number of events and workshops for Heritage Open Days.

Beverley, no.2 Highgate

2 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
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A Georgian Town House built in 1759, in which Mary Wollstonecraft (a pioneer of women’s rights) lived as a child. Tour the main rooms of the house.

Birkin Church Heritage Day

St Mary's Church, Birkin, Snaith, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 9TL
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Open church all day, with family history groups present & displays. Refreshments served all day.

Bishop Burton - the Altisidora Inn

The Altisidora, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QF
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The Altisidora Inn, named for a very famous racehorse in the beautiful East Riding village of Bishop Burton, welcomes you.

Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG
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A famous and beautiful walled garden, attached now to Bishop Burton College, with new ideas every year.

Bridlington Cemetery Chapel

Sewerby Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1ER
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Bridlington Cemetery Chapel is a large striking Gothic building, which can be seen from some distance. It is normally closed and is rarely open to the public.

Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum

Harbour Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2NR
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Located on Bridlington Harbour, this small museum tracks the history of the Harbour from its early days as a significant Port over 1000 years.

Bridlington Priory Church

Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
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The Priory Church of St Mary, known as Bridlington Priory, was founded in 1113 as an Augustinian monastery and is a stunning example of mediaeval architecture.

Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society: Beck Hill Workshop

Beck Hill, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 3BD
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The Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society (Charity no 1095946) was formed in 1983 to maintain, preserve and sail the last remaining 40-foot coble, Three Brothers, built during 1912 in Bridlington.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
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You are very welcome to come and look round the building and discover the church's beliefs, their involvement in world-wide humanitarian work, emergency preparedness and their expertise in family history.

Eastgate Studio

Eastgate Studio, 11 Eastgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DR
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Eastgate Studio is an artist run, print studio and gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The space includes six traditional printmaking workshops and a gallery showcasing a wide range of print techniques including mezzotint, linocut and dry point.

Ellerton Priory church, churchyard and landscape

Priory Church of St Mary and St Lawrence, Main Street, Ellerton, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 4PD
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Beautiful ancient and C19 church and lovely churchyard on a mediaeval monastic site, surrounded by a landscape of major ecological importance. Significant stained glass, modern craftsmanship, fascinating talks and truly great cakes!

Etton - Cherry Corner

35 Main Street, Etton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 7PG
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A Grade 2 listed house, which was formerly a joiner’s workshop and small holding. Recently renovated combining respect for the building's past with the need to address modern living standards and the climate crisis.

Flamborough Old Waterworks

The Old Waterworks, Bempton Lane, The Old Waterworks, Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AT
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A guided tour of Flamborough's first public waterworks with a presentation on the history of the site and the work currently underway to refurbish this important local heritage landmark.

Goole - Local artist Rueben Chappel

Goole Museum amd library, Carlisle Road, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DS
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This talk focuses on the life and work of Goole pierhead painter Reuben Chappell.

Goole docks - a history walk

Aire Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5QW
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Join Goole Civic Society for a guided walk through Goole docks

Goole docks - a talk about its history

Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DS
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Learn about the origins and evolution of Goole Docks

Hebblethwaite House

Hebblethwaite House, 7&9 Westgate, Hebblethwaite House, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4QF
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A merchants house of c.1680 which has had a complex and colourful life, it has been home to several families, a Bank ( and a manager convicted of embezzelment ), the Local Authority Registry office and is now being returned to a family home.

Hebblethwaite House the upper reaches

Hebblethwaite House, 7&9 Westgate, Hebblethwaite House, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4QF
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A guided tour of part of the upper floors of this 1680 Merchants house to see Victorian alterations as well as the original roof timber trusses. This is a second visit tour, it is recommended that you do the Hebblethwaite House tour beforehand.

Hessle Whiting Mill

Hessle Whiting Mill, Hessle Foreshore, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU13 0HG
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Explore the industrial heritage of this mill on the banks of the Humber

History on your doorstep

Priory Church Rooms, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
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On 7th September, in the Priory Rooms, the annual ‘History on your Doorstep’ event will showcase organisations that promote and preserve our diverse local heritage.

History Tour of Rise Hall

Rise Hall, Rise, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 5BL
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From grand country living, to convent school and then a 'Renovation Nightmare'- discover Rise Hall's history and take a look at its present role as a luxury wedding and events venue

Hornsea - A load of old cobbles

Hornsea Public Library, 77 Newbegin, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1PA
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A one hour guided walk around Hornsea with Janet Newton

Hornsea - NCI coast watch

Upper Promenade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1NJ
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The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) at Hornsea work closely with the Coast Guard, Cliff Rescue Teams, Helicopters and with the RNLI and Hornsea Inshore Rescue. The NCI station is by the Marine pub on the foreshore.

Hornsea Bettison's Folly

Tower Lodge, 2 Willows Drive, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1DA
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Visit Hornsea and see Bettison's Folly. Originally built in the grounds of Newbegin House in 1844, the 55ft-tall tower has delighted and intrigued visitors ever since.

Howden - a "communications Hub"; an exhibition

Minster Mews, Bridgegate, Howden, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7JG
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Ferries across the river, coaching inns, two railway bridges, roads, airfields, wharves - Howden has had and continues to have a pivotal role communications in East Yorkshire and beyond.

Howden - a walk around the town's plaques and old inns

Howden Minster, Bridgegate, Howden, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7JG
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A guided walk around Howden to include the 27 blue plaques erected to commemorate the important people of the town. And to include some of the old inns of the town.

Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Peter

32 Victoria Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2AT
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With the sea in mind, the name of the church was chosen, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.

Quay Road and St John Street Exhibition

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
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Have you ever wandered down Quay Road and St John Street in Bridlington, and seeing a modern building or carpark, wondered what was there previously? Did you know that nine Christian denominations have at some time had churches there?

Quay Road and St. John Street Talk

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
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An illustrated talk given by local historian Ros West, about the buildings, people and happenings on Quay Road and St. John Street in Bridlington.

RNLI Flamborough

Southsea Road,, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AE
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In 2024 the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Celebrates its 200th Anniversary. As such RNLI Flamborough, feel it is a privilege to be included in the Heritage Open Days 2024

Rudston Church and Ancient Monolith

All Saints Church, School Lane, Rudston, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 4UY
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The Church of All Saints sits on a small hill on the line of the Roman road from York to Sewerby. The oldest part of the Church is the tower which is Norman and dates from 1100.

Skidby Mill

Skidby Windmill, Beverley Road, Skidby, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5TF
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Look around the outside of this famous tower windmill, and enjoy a picnic in the mill's acreage. Explore the new children's play area nestling alongside the wildflower meadow.

Skirlaugh - Saint Augustine's church

St. Augustine Drive, Skirlaugh, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 5EX
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St Augustine’s church is a Grade 1 listed medieval building, built between 1401 and 1404. Pevsner says, it is ‘one of the finest examples of Perpendicular architecture in the country’.

Spotlight Theatre Behind the Scenes tour

55A West Street, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 3DZ
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The Spotlight Theatre is situated on the South side of Bridlington at 55a West Street. Very close to the Harbour and The Spa Theatre. Behind-the-scenes tours.

St. Johns Burlington Methodist Church

St. Johns Street, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JS
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Discover the historic St John's Burlington Methodist Church. - Autumn Show - 14th September (doors open to public for the Show from 12 noon) - Coffee Mornings and heritage display - 7th; 11th; 14th September 09.30-11.30.

The Bayle Museum

The Bayle Museum, Baylegate, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JT
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Explore one of Bridlington’s oldest buildings. The Bayle is a Grade I listed building and Ancient Monument dating back to the 12th Century, housing the Bayle Museum, which features a collection of artefacts dedicated to the history of the local area.

Whitgift - tour and exhibition at St Mary Magdalene church

St Mary Magdelen, Main Street, Whitgift, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 8HH
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The Church of St Mary Magdalene is an Anglican church in the hamlet of Whitgift, located by the River Ouse.. The church is noted for its clock which displays the number 13 in Roman numerals in what should be the 12 o'clock position!