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Boynton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles west of the town of Bridlington.

The village of Boynton and surrounding estates were bought by William Strickland in the 1530s.

The original Boynton Hall was built in 1549 but was substantially remodelled by the 3rd Baronet, Sir William Strickland, in 1750 to designs by York architect John Carr. A later owner of the Hall, Sir George Strickland extended the Hall estate further and added many features – such as Carnaby Temple – a folly supposed to represent an ancient Greek temple, but known locally as ‘The Pepperpot’.

The house was owned by the Strickland family for over 400 years until 1950 when it was sold and converted into flats.

In 1980, a descendant of the Strickland family, Richard Marriott, bought Boynton Hall as a private residence and continues to renovate and restore it to former glory.

The turkey lectern in St Andrew’s Church, Boynton recalls the story of William Strickland, the explorer. He sailed to the New World in search of gold, and came back with only a few turkeys. It is said that he introduced the turkey to Britain.

Updated: August 10, 2014 — 7:38 am
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