Escrick Cutting


See also Escrick Maze Picnic Spot

The proposed route of the East Coast Main Line diversion from Doncaster to York lay across farmland much of which was owned by Lord Wenlock of the Escrick Estate. His Lordship was invited to join the Board of the railway company and promised that , should he or his wife wish to go to London the express trains would stop for him. This privilege was not extended to ‘guests or servants’. Below isĀ  a copy of the letter from George Leeman to Lord Wenlock. Any similarity to HS2 is purely coincidental.

The Letter from George Leeman to Lord Wenlock