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Coxwold, Shandy Hall & Church of St Michael
Sat 27 May 2017, 10:45 – 13:45 BST
A private tour of Shandy Hall and its collections, lead by the resident curator, Patrick Wildgust and combined with a tour of St. Michael's Church.
Shandy Hall was the home of the 18th century novelist Laurence Sterne, who wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy whilst vicar of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is set in a delightful two acre garden which will be available for picnics after the tour (weather permitting) and is a short stroll from the centre of Coxwold, one of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire.
St.Michael's, across the road from Shandy Hall, dates from 1420-1430 and has a number of unique features, including an unusual octagonal tower.
Gardens available to the group for the remainder of the afternoon. Chairs and tables will be available for people bringing picnics. Please note that the Hall is being opened exclusively for this visit, as it is not usually open on Saturdays. In bad weather, lunches and teas can be obtained at either the Fauconberg Arms or at the Coxwold Tea Rooms, in the village.
Own Transport. Coxwold is 15 miles north of York. Sat Nav YO61 4AD. Parking is limited. Disabled parking is available but Shandy Hall itself is an old house with awkward access including steps and gravelled courtyard. There is wheelchair access to the ground floor and most of the gardens.
This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.