Archbishop Holgate Hospital – Legacy Almshouses

Calendar Icon Sat 09 Sep 2023 - Sat 09 Sep 2023
Clock 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover more about the Archbishop Holgate Hospital, with a tour including an opening talk in Ebor Hall about the history of Robert Holgate and his legacy.

Born in Hemsworth in 1481, Robert Holgate who was Archbishop of York1545 to 1553, decreed in his will of 1555 that 24 almshouses within a 13 acre site should be built to provide for persons aged 60 years or over from the ancient parishes of Hemsworth, Felkirk, South Kirkby and Wragby.

The hosts will show a jacket that the Brothers and Sisters wore until the 1970’s. After the talk, visitors will take a tour of the Chapel, Museum, Boardroom and exterior of the Main House.

Refreshments available by donation to the monthly charity. History books charged at a set price.

Accessibility – The majority of the site is flat with some gentle slopes in places. Access to chapel is via a disabled ramp, the museum has a small wooden threshold to step over but once inside the floor is level. Information boards will be moved out of the museum and into the covered passageway, so people have more space inside the museum. The boardroom however is the least accessible. There are 25 stairs to get to the boardroom without any other form of access, this will be at your own risk.

Car parking – there are two disabled parking spaces beside Ebor Hall (the community hall) and then there are spaces for up to 10 cars on the grassed area leading down from Ebor Hall. In addition there is a small car park as you come onsite and if needed you will be directed to various other areas on arrival.

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society.

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking

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Archbishop Holgate Hospital – Legacy Almshouses

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Robin Lane, Hemsworth, WF9 4PP