St. John the Evangelist Church, Hipswell
Hipswell shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||CATTERICK GARRISON|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Richmond (Yorks)|
Hipswell is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It acts in many ways as a suburb of Catterick Garrison, into which it merges. It is the birthplace of noted English theologian John Wycliffe, leader of the Lollard Movement.
Hipswell parish is formed by the villages of Hipswell with Colburn and Scotton. Hipswell is served by the church of St. John the Evangelist, Hipswell Road, Hipswell.
Hipswell churchyard was the initial burial ground for soldiers from Catterick Garrison and its Military Hospital in the First World War. It contains the war graves of 64 service personnel from that war and of 2 British soldiers from the Second World War. A screen wall lists those whose graves are not marked by headstones. In 1930, on the churchyard's northern boundary, Catterick Garrison Cemetery was opened by the War Office as a purpose-made cemetery for the camp. This includes war graves of 42 Commonwealth service personnel and some Polish service personnel of the Second World War. A Cross of Sacrifice stands at the boundary of the two burial grounds.
Situated close to the church, Hipswell Hall is a 15th-century manor house, with alterations dated 1596, possibly originally part of a fortified house, built for the Fulthorpe family.
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