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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W48 - A Walk through Londesborough Estate Village
Summary
Walk Name
A Walk through Londesborough Estate Village
Ref
W48
Explore the old estate village and enjoy the tranquility of a former deer park.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Towthorpe Corner lay-by and picnic area (Please park responsibly and courteously)
Refreshments
Pubs, cafes and shops in Market Weighton (Check opening times before setting off)
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
3
Distance (Kilometres)
5
Description
  • From the picnic area walk across the A614 road with care.
  • Follow the Wolds Way signs along the track and farm road until you come to a gate on the left.
  • Continue along the Wolds Way across the parkland, over a footbridge, and along the track into Londesborough village.  (Views of the Hall are seen through the trees to the right.)
  • Turn left along the 'street' to All Saints Church, and have a stroll around the village.  You may find teas available at certain times during the season in the village reading room.
  • To continue the walk return into the park and bear left to cross the pasture and through the site of the medieval village of Easthorpe.  Rejoin the farm road and return to Towthorpe Corner.
  • You are advised to confirm opening times and availability of pubs, shops and public toilets before setting off in case of recent changes.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Towthorpe picnic area off the A614, north of Market Weighton
End Point
Towthorpe picnic area off the A614, north of Market Weighton
Towns & Villages
Londesborough
ParishLondesborough
Start Easting
487,847.00
Start Northing
443,963.00
End Easting
487,847.00
End Northing
443,963.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Londesborough is a popular location in the itineraries of walkers, from robust ramblers to Sunday strollers.  The pretty estate village was owned by a succession of important landowners: Earls of Cumberland, Burlington and Cork.   
 
The first reference to a church in Londesborough is in a Charter of the first quarter of the 12th century.  Herbert the Chamberlain granted his son, William, later St William of York, the churches of Weaverthorpe and Londesborough.  It is likely that Herbert built All Saints, Londesbough between 1110 and 1130.  All Saints church stands in the village and contains a collection of brass coffin plates.  A very infromative leaflet is available in the church, price 50p.