Ganton, North Yorkshire
Ganton, looking NW along Main Street
Ganton shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Thirsk and Malton (formerly Ryedale)|
The village appears in the Domesday Book and its name is thought to mean 'Galma's farmstead'. Ganton is situated on the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail and Centenary Way, long-distance footpaths. Its most notable landmark is its golf course. The Ganton Golf Club has hosted the Ryder Cup matches in 1949, The Amateur Championship three times, in 1964, 1977 and 1991, and the Walker Cup in 2003.
From 1845 to 1930, the village was served by Ganton station on the York to Scarborough railway line. An 18th-century coaching inn at the centre of the village has since been converted to a pub/B&B.
The village also has a cricket team which plays at the ground overlooking the A64.
The Church can be found on Main Street and is dedicated to St Nicolas.
- Wright, Peter (2001). Yorkshire Placenames. Dalesman. ISBN 1-85568-190-0.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
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