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Snaith Heritage Walk 11 Pollington Hall
Summary
Walk Name
Heritage Walks - Walk 11
Ref
Rural Pollington cum Balne

This is one of the fifteen HERITAGE WALKS in and around the villages of Pollington, Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge as well as Snaith & Cowick township.  Each of the walks passes at least one of fifteen HERITAGE BOARDS that explain a little of the rich history and heritage of the area.

 

An easy walk with a slight gradient over the canal bridge. SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIRS.

 

A pleasant stroll through Pollington village and pleasant country lanes. Please take care there are no pavements outside the village.

 

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Snaith and Cowick Together

Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
279
Car Parking Facility
Free parking at start at Pollington Social Centre, Main Street Pollington DN14 0DW Map Reference SE617196
Refreshments
Public house and restaurant in Pollington
Public Conveniences
No public Toilets
Distance
Distance (Miles)
3
Distance (Kilometres)
4.8
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
3.75
Description

 

  • Leave Social Centre Car Park, turn right on Main Street.
  • Turn left Bridge Lane.
  • Just after canal bridge, leave main road and go straight forward down Balne Hall Lane.
  • At first bungalow on right, near Fir Tree Farm, turn right.
  • Straight on at Cross Hill.
  • Turn right on to main road EXTREME CARE NEEDED ON BUSY ROAD. THERE ARE NO PAVEMENTS.
  • Just after church and school road turns to left over canal bridge, Re-trace your steps back to car park
  • Possible diversion here along canal towpath to read  HERITAGE BOARD at the lock.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Pollington Social Centre
End Point
Pollington Social Centre
Towns & Villages
Pollington
ParishPollington
Further Information
Features of Interest
• The border between East Riding and North Yorkshire is at Sheepwash Bridge. Farmers used to wash their sheep, before shearing, in the fast flowing water in the dyke. 
• On the sharp right hand bend is Balne Hall farm, the site of Balne Hall. This was the home of Nicholas Waller, a very wealthy landowner who provided money to build a grammar school and hospital in Snaith in the 17th century. 
• When you join the main road,( Balne Moor road),  PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE.  THERE ARE NO PAVEMENTS ON THIS ROAD.  If you look across the fields to the north you can clearly see the magnificent three storey Pollington Hall. Built around 1750, it was the ancestral home of the Dobson family. William Dobson was born at the Hall in 1818 and with his wife he emigrated in 1842 to the new colonial territory of Tasmania. They had many children and the Dobsons became one of the pioneering families of Tasmania. 
• Further along Balne Moor Road you will pass a pond on the right just before Brick Pond Farm. As the name suggests the pond was the source of the clay used to make bricks for Pollington Church, School and Vicarage. The kilns were situated in the wooded area to the rear of the pond. A little further on you will reach the vicarage (now a private residence), church and school. You may note the similarities between Pollington Church and the Churches in Cowick and Hensall. All were designed by William Butterfield for the 5th Viscount Downe of Cowick who laid the foundations stones to all three churches on the 4th July 1853. 
• A RECOMMENDED DIVERSION on the canal bridge,  takes you along the canal tow path to read the HERITAGE BOARD about the canal itself and what is now the largest lock on the canal system.
Accessibility Information
Suitable for wheelchairs