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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

By Karen Thompson

Rudston

The pretty Village of Rudston is one of the oldest inhabited villages in England and lies in the Gypsey Race valley along the B1253 that is in the heart of Winifred Holtby country. Winifred Holtby was born in Rudston and was a writer. Her best selling novel, South Riding, was written using Rudston as a backdrop. She was born in 1898 and died at the young age of 37 in 1935 and was buried in the churchyard of her birthplace.

Rudston is also famous for its Monolith. It is believed to be the tallest standing stone in England, Weighing 40 tons and standing 25 feet tall with a similar length believed to be buried beneath the ground. It is 6 feet wide and 2 feet 3 inches wide at its base. The top is now covered with a metal cap to protect it from the elements. It is believed to have been brought from Cayton Bay, situated on the coast 20 miles away!, for some religious reason. It may have once supported a cross of some description, which has long since, disappeared.

All Saints Church is nearly as famous as the Monolith attracting hundreds of visitors each year. It has a 12th Century chancel arch and a Norman tower. The Font is from the same time and there are two interesting 19th Century memorials.

The Village has a garage, Post Office and the Bosville Arms Country Hotel which now has six up to the minute accommodation letting units, all en-suite,c/h, colour t.v.'s and coffee/tea facilities in each room. Let on a motel style basis. The restaurant has been extensively enlarged and refurbished with two top chefs employed serving meals every lunch and dinner time. Parties are now catered for. The public house itself has also been extensively developed.

Thorpe Hall which can be found one mile out of the village on the Bridlington Road has been the home of the Bosville-Mcdonald family for the past 200 years. Nearby the Thorpe Hall Cavavan and Camping Site provides an ideal base for tourists visiting the coast as well as the Wolds and Moors

Rudston National School built in 1858AD is now a magnificent private dwelling complete with the old school bell on the top.

The presence of the Gypsy Race slowing flowing through the village encourages a multitude of wild animals and birds and the sight of these just adds to the beauty of the Village and its surroundings.



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Message Recieved from : Tony Hogan
Subject : Art Breaks in Yorkshire


Enjoy a four or five day break, painting and drawing the unrivelled scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and coast. Under the guidence of professional Artist Tony Hogan.

During the summer, from April to October each year Tony runs residential courses based at the Bosville Arms Country Hotel in the beautiful and historical Wolds village of Rudston. Limiting the numbers to only six per week, ensures that each individual is able to develope in their own style, at their own speed and in the media of their choice.

Tony is an experienced, traveled and widely exhibited artist, who has painted for the Yorkshire Television "Heartbeat" series. For further details check out web site, http://www.hoganart.co.uk or telephone for a leaflet on 01262-420259



Message Recieved from : The Rudston Newsletter
Subject : The Rudston Newsletter - Website


Please visit the Rudston Newsletter web site, this is the on-line version of the monthly newsletter delivered to all homes in the village. Plus lots of information about Rudston, Walks, archaeology, history etc.

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