GESTINGTHORPE 'THEN & NOW' PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK - COMING LATER THIS YEAR
Built on the site of a much earlier church, parts of the present structure date from the 14th century. A Grade I listed building, it is famous for the massive brick tower, its hammer-beam roof, and the strong association of the Oates family with various features in the church.
Extensive excavations have revealed the layout of the original villa, along with many roman artefacts. Hill Farm itself has some interesting Grade II listed barns and a traditional dovecote.
The Downs family ran the Foundry in the village. Making farming implements including ploughs and renting out small engines and threshing machines to farmers.