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     in     discovering     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!