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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

By Karen Thompson

Wetwang

The busy route of the A166 runs through the Village of Wetwang which is famous for the beautiful black swans which adorn the charming Village pond. The swans, with white swans too, swim gracefully with the ducks and really are the focal point in the Village.

Named after the black swans on the pond is a Black Swan Public Houses and also The Victoria Inn and Restaurant. On the main street next to the pond a brick built bus shelter can be found after the traditional wooden one was burnt down a couple of years ago!

The houses in the Village range from rows of terraced cottages to large farms and their associated buildings to newly built bungalows and large detached dwellings. The Village has seen much development in recent years making it a much larger settlement now that it has been in the past.

Along with the general stores and a traditional fish and chip shop Wetwang is also the home of Oak Rabbit Crafts where traditional methods are used to produce high quality pieces of furniture all with a small rabbit carved on as their trademark.

The Village has its own primary school which caters for this and the surrounding catchment area and has a plaque on the wall that says "This school was erected by Sir Tatton SYKES Bart AD 1845. Enlarged AD 1866"

St Nicholas Church is substantially a Norman Church which was modified in the 13th Century to add the tower and transepts.



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Message Recieved from : Terry Ladlow
Subject :
Changes in Wetwang

Sadly we have only one black swan now and Oak Rabbit Crafts closed down a year ago - Nigel Heaps, managed Oak Rabbits for his father, but now Nigel sings around the area and has produced several audiotapes and CDs. We've had an ancient burial site found [Jan.2001] which apparently was a princess maybe of a local tribe and this is to be featured in a BBC TV documentary.


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