POSTGATE TRAIL
The    Postgate    Trail    comprises    an    A3    double-sided folded   full   colour   leaflet   containing   maps,   photographs, sketches     and     historical     information.     It     has     been designed   to   enable   those   interested   to   discover   more about   Blessed   Nicholas   Postgate,   from   his   birthplace   in Egton   Bridge   near   Whitby   to   his   ministry   across   the North    York    Moors    where    he    served    until    his    arrest, trial,   imprisonment   and   martyrdom   on   the   Knavesmire in York in 1679. There   is   one   important   place   of   interest   not   included   in the   Postgate   Trail   because   it   is   much   further   away   from the   area   of   the   North   York   Moors   and   York   and   did   not play   a   part   in   his   later   ministry   back   in   his   home   area, and   the   events   leading   to   his   death.   The   place   is   Burton Constable   Hall   about   10   miles   to   the   east   of   Hull   in   the former     East     Riding     of     Yorkshire,     now     part     of Humberside. When   he   originally   returned   to   England   from   Douai   in 1630   he   served   the   Catholic   gentry   and   landowners.   In 1642   as   stated   in   point   number   6   in   the   Trail,   Nicholas Postgate     moved     to     Halsham     in     Holderness,     East Yorkshire    to    the    home    of    Sir    Henry    Constable,    first Viscount    Dunbar    and    his    wife,    at    Burton    Constable Hall.   Sir   Henry   died   of   wounds   received   in   the   siege   of Scarborough      Castle      in      1645.      Nicholas      Postgate remained   with   Lady   Dunbar   until   her   death   in   1659. From    there    he    is    believed    to    have    gone    to    a    junior branch of the family at Everingham near York. Burton    Constable    Hall    is    one    of    Yorkshire's    finest    houses,    being    a    magnificent Elizabethan   mansion   with   parkland   designed   by   none   other   than   Capability   Brown. The   House,   grounds,   and   a   superb   tearoom   are   open   to   the   public   and   details   can   be easily found “on line.” It is well worth a visit!