Visit Pocklington and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire. Beyond the red roofs of this homely market town lie the Yorkshire Wolds. All Saints Church is the chief legacy from the Middle Ages, a large cruciform structure of the 13th and 15th centuries, which replaced a Norman one. Among many interesting details are the grotesque carvings on the 13th century north arcade, a beautifully sculptured cross head (on modern base) with Crucifixion scenes on both north and south sides and a stone credence table or gospel lectern in the sanctuary. William Wilberforce, the abolitionist, went to the grammar school here. It was founded in 1514 by Archdeacon John Dolman.
One of the finest collections of water lilies in Europe (more than 50 varieties) is in bloom from May to October in the gardens of Burnby Hall on the outskirts of the town. The gardens and an astonishing array of souvenirs housed in an exhibition hall were given to Pocklington by the late Major P. M. Stewart. The gardens and collection are open at advertised times in the summer. The water gardens were started by the Major, an ardent angler, as trout ponds. The waterlily beds were planted in 1935. The Stewart collection reflects the donorís favourite pastimes - hunting and fishing ó with trophies brought back from frequent expeditions around the world. He also acquired objects of art and household use and weapons, all of which are also on view. Major Stewart was a Cambridge tutor before he settled down on estates near Pocklington in 1904. He died in 1962.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Allerthorpe, Barmby on the Moor, Beverley, Bielby, Bishop Wilton, Bolton, Burnby, Everingham, Fangfoss, Full Sutton, Gowthorpe, Great Givendale, Hayton, Howden, Huggate, Kilnwick Percy, Kirby Underdale, Londesborough, Market Weighton, Melbourne, Meltonby, Millington, Nunburnholme, Seaton Ross, Shiptonthorpe, Stamford Bridge, Thornton, Thorpe Le Street, Warter, Wilberfoss, Yapham, York, Youlthorpe
Have you decided to visit Pocklington or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Pocklington bed and breakfast (a Pocklington B&B or Pocklington b and b)
- a Pocklington guesthouse
- a Pocklington hotel (or motel)
- a Pocklington self-catering establishment, or
- other Pocklington accommodation