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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

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Hutton Cranswick

The two separate communities of Hutton and Cranswick are less definitive today than in years gone by as the Villages have evolved into almost one.

The Church of St Peter’s is situated at Hutton and has Norman fragment in the South doorway as well as early English arcades, a perpendicular tower and Victorian windows. There are six church bells in all which ring out loud and crystal clear. They attract campanologists from far and wide who come to "ring the changes".

The Old Vicarage next to the Church was built in 1874 and is a handsome brick building in the Gothic style which is now privately owned after a new vicarage was built in 1967 with in its grounds.


The Old Mill still stands at Hutton, now without its sails, which indicate a once industrious and thriving community. Today "the mill" can be found in the form of Cranswick Mill, situated on the Cranswick Industrial Estate.

There are some beautiful houses and cottages found in Hutton both old and new, all in keeping with this pretty Yorkshire Village.

The focal point in Cranswick is the large and beautifully maintained Village Green. Although it is many years now since cricket has been played on the green, due to the development of new Sports facilities at both Megginson's Turnpike and Rotsea Lane.

The Green remains well cared for and the impressive horse chestnut trees stand presiding over the children’s play area and the refurbished pond which attract many people to feed the ducks. The green expands for six and a half acres which is quiet an impressive size, believed to be the largest in East Yorkshire.

Around the village can be found a number of quaint cottages and houses on unusual street names like Howl Lane, Bunkers Hill, Hobman Lane and Sheepman Lane to name a few. There is extensive new housing estates which have been built in both Hutton and Cranswick as the village is situated just off the busy A164 route and on the main Scarborough to Hull railway line making it an ideal base for commuters.

The Village has its own butchers shop, two convenience stores, post office and two public houses, The Pack Horse and the The White Horse Inn

The Hutton Cranswick County Primary School has been extended over the years to cater for the growing number of children attending out of the village as well as the surrounding area.

A War Memorial stands on the village green where Hobman Lane branches off the main street, and serves as a reminder of those villagers who lost their lives at war.

The land surrounding the village is mainly used for agricultural purposes and much of the community is employed one way or another in the farming industry.

Cranswick's Industrial Estate provides employment for hundreds of people with an ever increasing number thriving businesses.

Situated along the main A164 at the junction with Burn Butts Lane are the popular Manor Farm Shop and the Londesboro Garden Centre, which is now well established providing all the gardening requirements and offering tea room facilities too.

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