Three new Blue Plaques have recently been installed in the township of Snaith & Cowick, bringing the total to fifteen. The majority of the plaques concentrate on buildings that have changed their use over the years. However, there are three that are dedicated to people and two that show the SITE OF previous buildings.
Each of the Blue Plaques has its own page on a dedicated website, with lots of information, pictures, maps etc. which bring the buildings and the people to life. www.snaithbluesigns.co.uk There is a QR code on each plaque which takes the visitor to the website.
It is well worth a visit to the town, which is known as “The Gateway to The East Riding” and has a FREE Car Park at Snaith Station.
2023 marks the 800th anniversary of its market charter and the 700th anniversary of the creation of a Medieval Royal Manor House, by King Edward II, which hosted sessions of the English parliament. The area today is known as Little London.
A recently installed garden on the High Street, embraces an information Board, and a jubilee bench in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as reference to the two anniversaries and the coronation of King Charles III. The garden is situated on The Trans Pennine trail, a coast to coast walking trail, which is why a drinking fountain and Finger Post have been installed.
Standing in the heart of the town is the stunning church of St Laurence. Built in 1102, it was part of a priory with two resident monks. There is an interpretation Board standing at the side of the main entrance pathway and many more interpretation boards inside the building. Eight more interpretation Boards are strategically placed around the town.
Snaith has accreditation as a Walkers Are Welcome town and a team of dedicated volunteers work hard to ensure the town is welcoming to walkers and that they enjoy an outstanding walking experience. With all the Heritage around the area, the team have created a pack of 15 Heritage Walks, all presented on individual laminated cards. These packs are available in the Town Centre but can also be ordered from the website:
With regards refreshments, there are FIVE traditional pubs in the centre of Snaith as well as a trendy bar, a tapas restaurant, two cafes and a selection of takeaways. Cowick has a pub and two restaurants.
Snaith is easy to find, just off the M62 Motorway, between junctions 34.35,36.