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
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
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
Rudston Digital Noticeboard
Recieved from : Tony
Subject : Art Breaks
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
Recieved from : The
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.
Thanks Colin Campbell
MSH Photography Ó1999
The Picture Desk