Friday, 27 May 2011

Bursea chapel and Holme on Spalding Moor church

I had a very interesting time on Tuesday when a friend took me to visit the little chapel at Bursea near Holme on Spalding Moor. It stands on the site of an earlier chapel and was designed by well-known architect William Butterfield who designed, amongst other buildings, Keble College, Oxford. It was built by Goole stone mason Henry Kassell and paid for by the Sotheron-Estcourt family.

We then looked at the remains of the nearby Sod House lock on the Market Weighton canal and then climbed (by car!) to the top of Holme Hill and visited the church. I think the view from outside the church across to York Minster must be unrivalled. Inside the church still has its old pews and pulpit with sounding board and all  is beautifully clean and polished.

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