Keesbury Manor Heritage Project (from Cawood’s medieval manor house to a gooseberry patch!)
This lottery funded project was awarded to the Cawood Castle Garth Group to enable us to investigate the medieval home of the de Cawood family who were landowners in the village from about 1201 until the 15th century.
We are very grateful to the Sharing Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting our project.
The grant has allowed us to build this web site, do research into the history of the site, investigate and record the wildlife and work with the village school who are looking at gooseberry production since Victorian times.
Keesbury Manor was once known as the Goosberries. The village also grew many other crops such as celery, tomatoes and rhubarb.
In 1851 the ordance survey map shows a great number of fruit trees especially in the gardens of Wistowgate.
Welcome to this new web site. We hope you will find it interesting and informative
If you have any historical information or photographs that you would like to share with us please contact us through this site.