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According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 181. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Harrogate district. Recent developments have increased the population to a larger figure though the actual figure is not known. There are approximately sixty houses in Hessay and about 15 have been built in the last 4 years.
Although the village has no pub, no post office and no shop, it has two fine churches - St. John the Baptist Anglican Church  and the Methodist Church . The village was given to the St Mary's Abbey, York by Osbern de Archis and continued in their possession until The Dissolution. in February 2012 the parish of Hessay was deduced to be at the geographical centre of Modern day Yorkshire by Ordnance Survey
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