Village Life

Cawood is an interesting and historical village. The Archbishops of York built their palace here.

1736 Castle & ferry

Many famous peole visited or lived here. One of the most notorious was Cardinal Wolsey also known affectionately as Humpty Dumpty

It was named “The Windsor of the North ” due to the many Royals who stayed or visited the castle

Living alongside the Archbishops were the Cawoods who held court over a third of the village.

Keesbury Manor was the site of their home: a moated manor house with medieval ploughing still visible on the land.

In 2002 the village held a Jubilee Celebration

Edward Croot filmed the occasion see the link below


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