Opening times for 29 November 2023
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Please check out article 'Visiting Monksthorpe with your dog' for more details.
Uneven ground around the chapel and in the graveyard. Accessible toilet - key code needed from the team at Gunby. Access road not fully surfaced.
From A158 in Candlesby, turn off main road opposite Royal Oak pub, following signs to Monksthorpe. Follow road for about 1½ miles and turn left. After 50 yards turn left at dead end sign. Parking is on the left at entrance to avenue
With over 1,500 acres of grounds, Gunby is the perfect place to bring your dog. Find out all you need to know about making your visit an enjoyable one. Gunby is a two pawprint rated place.
A Remote, late 17th-century Baptist chapel, built to look like a barn to avoid detection when Baptists were persecuted.
Find out more about the 1,500 acres of the Gunby Estate. Take a walk to discover an ice house pond, remains of a lost village and find evidence of a demolished medieval moated manor.
Explore Gunby Hall, which was home to the Massingberd family for over 250 years. The house features intimate living spaces filled with notable objects, artistic works, and homely décor.
Discover eight acres of different garden ‘rooms’ with many different colours and textures to enjoy. Throughout each season there is something different to see.
Built in a time of dissent and persecution, this unique secluded chapel was designed to look like a farmyard barn in order to avoid being discovered. Built in 1701 and refurbished in 1840, it has a modest interior and a rare open air baptistry in its grounds.
If you would like to explore the interior of Monksthorpe Chapel, you can collect the key from the tea-room at Gunby Hall and Gardens from February till October daily from 11am. You will need to pay a £20 fully refundable cash deposit. Please return the key before 4.30pm. Contact Gunby Hall and Gardens on 01754 890102 for more information.
The exterior of Monksthorpe Chapel and its grounds can be visited without prior arrangement and are accessible every day throughout the year.
From a deserted medieval village to a charming red brick country house with Victorian extension, Gunby was home to the Massingberd family for over 250 years but the history of estate stretches back even further.