Holderness Churches: A Gazetteer was the second in the series of leaflets published by the East Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust. This leaflet is a substantial production featuring thirty-nine churches in the Holderness area.
As with all our leaflets, it is free of charge and widely available from churches, country houses, attractions and Tourist Information Centres at Beverley, Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea and Humber Bridge.
Holderness features some of the most well known churches in the county, but also some of the most delightful but often overlooked due to their remote locations. The scale and architectural embellishment enlivening most of these churches hints at a wealthy past where Holderness prospered due to its trade links with Northern Europe, and agriculture. Some of these churches, like their landscape settings, have barely changed since medieval times and offer the visitor a wealth of history to uncover.
Pictured above is the parish church of St. Giles at Goxhill, East Yorkshire. This small church stands isolated among trees with only farm buildings for company. The much shrunken settlement with the earthworks of former houses is clearly visible along the lane that leads to the church.