St. Augustine’s church, popularly known as ‘the King of Holderness’, is believed to date from 1180 during the reign of Henry II. The church was built by the ‘pious liberality’ of the merchant burgesses of Hedon giving thanks to God for the prosperity of their town and port. Sadly as the fortunes of the borough declined construction work took on an economy of style although the overall proportions of the church remained as planned by the founders.
The tower was added in 1437, 250 years after the foundation stone was laid. Today in the church we can admire all the main medieval architectural styles of masonry from Early English to Perpendicular.
St. Augustine’s church, popularly known as ‘the King of Holderness’, is believed to date from 1180 during the reign of Henry II.
Meet Leader Tony Porter in St. Augustine's Church for a tour of the interior with the history of its building along with stories of those that worshipped there and their memorials.
Approx 90 minutes duration.
Pre-booking:Book on day Booking will be on the day at the church. First come first served
Teas, coffees and cake available between 1400-1600
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