Village Heritage Trail

Escrick is an Estate village and has been owned by the same family since 1668. The Church offers a fascinating insight into this family and the impact they have had on the village.

Our heritage trail will guide you around the village showing you the buildings associated with the family and giving you a greater understanding of the relationship between village and estate.

Highlights include, The Rectory (now The Parsonage) built by F C Penrose for Stephen Lawley younger son of the 1st Lord Wenlock, The Escrick Institute and Almshouses built by the 3rd Lord Wenlock and the estate cottages designed by Claude Thompson agent to the 3rd Lord Wenlock. You will also get a glimpse of Escrick Hall which is now Queen Margaret’s School for girls.

Our volunteers have created a series of interpretation panels which can be found in the following locations; The Doctors Surgery, The Parsonage Hotel, The Village Hall, The Escrick and Deighton Club, The Black Bull and The White Swan in Deighton.

Please note that these panels are located in the entrances to the buildings and are only available to view when the buildings are open to the public.

Village trail leaflets are free and are available from the welcome desk in Church.