Goddards Arts and Crafts house

The arts and crafts house with the pond in front and a part of the formal garden in the sunshine

Discover the lives of the Terry family and the beauty of a 1920s Arts and Crafts home on your visit to Goddards.

A family home

Noel Terry wanted to create a comfortable family home close to the chocolate works for Kathleen, his wife and his four children: Peter, Kenneth, Betty and Richard. This gorgeous hand crafted house was finished in 1927. Discover quotes and memories from the family threaded throughout the house on your visit.
" Unlike some people I don't aspire to fame, riches, rank and power. No, I aspire beyond that. I aspire to a home."
- Noel Terry

Tell us your stories...

At Goddards, we tell the story of the Terry family, the Terry’s factory and York's 1930s heyday. Have you got your own chapter of memories to add? Goddards, and the Terry factory, meant many things to many people. Stop by and tell us your story using the vintage typewriter.

The Drawing Room

One of the most eye catching rooms in the house has to be the drawing room. Enjoy the views over the garden, sup sherry by the fireplace or marvel at the gorgeous ceiling and chandelier.

A 1930s Childhood

Enter the world of a 1930s child by finding out more about the lives of the Terry family children and how they lived and played at Goddards. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games and how Peter and Kenneth used to play cricket in the corridors!

Exploring the house on a visit

You're invited to wander, sit for a while and take in the family letters, stories and memories of life at Goddards. From Noel Terry's office to the childhood bedrooms and into the family dining room for your refreshments. Get a flavour of your visit to the house at Goddards.

The Art of Design

Enjoy this 1920s Arts and Crafts home with wonderfully hand carved stairs and detailing from window latches to brickwork. There is also a fantastic selection of William Morris style wallpaper in the house and many decorative features to see both externally and internally.
  • Marvel at beautiful details and designs
  • Create your own designs by borrowing our sketch pads and pencils to have a go at sketching
  • Leaf through some of the architect's letters to Noel Terry
Goddards brought together many of the discoveries Walter Brierley had made throughout his career and is a fusion of different styles including jacobean, Queen Anne, Vernacular, neo-Georgian but predominantly Arts and Crafts.
Pick up an Art of Design leaflet on your visit, or download it below.
Goddards The Art of Design leaflet (PDF / 0.728515625MB) download

The York Chocolate Trail

York’s rich chocolate heritage make it an intriguing destination for chocolate lovers of any age. As well as its standing as an exceptional Arts & Crafts house, learning about the Terry family and their role in shaping the direction of the city’s chocolatey past make a visit to Goddards a must.

York’s Chocolate Story celebrates this fascinating heritage. Here, the Terrys and their story sit alongside those of other famed York confectionery giants including Craven's and Rowntree’s. From the city’s early trading in cocoa through to the exquisite Terry’s Chocolate Shop and original factory location, the York Chocolate Trail explores some of York’s best chocolatey destinations which Goddards is proud to be a part of.

Download the trail here and start exploring York’s fantastic chocolate heritage. 

Goddards York Chocolate Trail leaflet (PDF / 0.6025390625MB) download

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