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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

Brandesburton

The Village of Brandesburton is now bypassed by the A165 leaving it much quieter than in years gone by. It has an air of wealth about it, with many new properties being built in the past few years attracting more people to the village which offers two public houses The Black Swan and the Dacre Arms, along with The Fu Ho Specialist Peking and Cantonese Restaurant along the main street and a Fish and Chip shop, so there is plenty of food stops to choose from. The village also has its own Post Office, village shop, Costcutter supermarket, butchers shop and a wonderful Craft shop with all sorts of interesting arts and crafts on sale.

The village originally prospered under the Church of St John of Beverley, who was given the land by King Athelstan but this was taken over by the St Quintins who came over from France during the reign of William The Conqueror. Thier hold over the village was lost at the beginning of the 14th Century and the title went to Gregory, Lord Dacre, and his wife Anna. Anna was widowed and when she died in 1595 Brandesburton Manor was left in the trust of her foundation, The Emmanuel Hospital in London, as there were no children from the marriage and so no descendants. When the hospital site was sold in 1841 the money raised was used to build the original village school in her memory.

The Market Cross stands on the small village green on Crosshill, but has unfortunately been ravished by the passage of time and more recently vandals!

The Church, St Mary’s, dates back to Norman times and has a square embattled tower at its west end. The east window is a fine pointed one with five lights and delicate tracery.

Brandesburton is now also famous for its Billabong Jet Ski centre providing employment and pleasure throughout the year.

It can also boast a fine golf course called The Hainsworth Park Golf Club, The Burton Lodge Hotel and The Dacre Lakeside camping and caravan Park.

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