Legless Knight Receives VIP Visitors


St Helen’s Parish Church, Escrick has received “Permission to Start” from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Development phase for the “Walking Through the Centuries with a Legless Knight” project. 

    The project aims to carry out essential conservation work, and create a heritage hub bringing to life the 800 year story of estate, church and community.

     “Permission to Start” and first payment from a first round Development Grant of £55,400 was conditional on submission of necessary partner funding guarantees,

confirmation of project management structures and associated documentation. 

     This condition has now been fulfilled and first payment is imminent.

     As the project team awaited “Permission to Start”, they were delighted to welcome to St Helen’s, Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty and Fiona Spears, Head of HLF, Yorkshire and Humber, to see for themselves the central and symbolic role St Helen’s plays in the heritage of the community and to be shown some of the features and memorials by distinguished British and wider European artists. 

Left to right: Fiona Spiers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire & Humber; Caroline Wandless, Churchwarden and Project Team Leader; Chris Mason, Project Team Member; Charlie Forbes Adam, Project Champion and Head of Escrick Park Estate, and Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty.


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