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