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The Medieval Rectory, Church Farm

The Medieval Rectory, Church Farm, Adlingfleet, Goole, East Riding DN14 8JB View on map

Standing remains representing the surviving part of a stone 13th century rectory, incorporating a reset 12th century doorway, along with later alterations. A very rare surviving example of a medieval secular building in this part of Yorkshire. It was built by John Le Francis, a King's councillor and Rector of Adlingfleet from stones taken from an older local church which was pulled down in a dispute with Selby Abbey. The rectory was converted for use as an agricultural barn in the 18th century and retains features from this period, including a pantile roof, south facing brick wall and louvred windows. Previously ruinous, the building was consolidated and re-roofed in 2013-14 and a medieval 'double herber' style garden created to complement the restoration.


Opening Arrangements

By appointment only at any time of the year. Contact by phone: 01724 798575 or by email:


In the centre of Adlingfleet village, 50m south of the church on the main through road. Rail: Goole (9 miles). Bus: Routes 360, 361 (Goole - Scunthorpe).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes