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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

Warter


Warter is one of the most picturesque Villages in The Yorkshire Wolds. The centre of the Village is a triangular shaped grassed area with a stone cross War Memorial placed in the middle and accessible by stone steps leading up to it.

Opposite, on a high bank, is the Church dedicated to St James. It was built in the 19th Century, in 14th Century style, of stone a fine octagonal spire gracing its western tower that towers high over the trees which surround the church. There are a number of beautiful memorials both inside and outside of the church.

On the west side of the green are a row of delightful white washed cottages with thatched roofs, gabled windows and latticed porches. These cottages were built in the 19th Century and are the oldest properties in the Village.

Here can also be found the site of Warter Priory. A lost mansion, which was demolished in the 1970's as it had fallen into disrepair. The houses was built by Charles Henry Wilson, who owned the largest privately owned shipping company in the world at one time. Many of the memorials inside the church are to the Wilson family.

The Village still has the original cast iron street lights which adds such character to a Village owned and maintained by Warter Priory Farms who have their estate offices in the Village.

The B1246 road winds its way through the Village but does nothing to spoil the peace and tranquillity that is to be found here.

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