Hutton Cranswick

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Coordinates: 53°57′31″N 0°26′32″W / 53.958613°N 0.442141°W / 53.958613; -0.442141

Hutton Cranswick
Hutton Cranswick is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Hutton Cranswick
Hutton Cranswick
 Hutton Cranswick shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 2,065 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA023525
Civil parish Hutton Cranswick
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01377
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
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Hutton Cranswick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Driffield town centre on the A164 road.

Originally comprising two villages, Hutton to the north, and Cranswick to the south, the expansion of the villages has merged them together to form a single village, Hutton Cranswick. However, the individual parts of the village are still often referred to by their separate names and both maintain their individual character. The village has a small railway station, served by Northern Rail services on the Yorkshire Coast Line.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Hutton Cranswick and the hamlets of Rotsea and Sunderlandwick. According to the 2011 UK census, Hutton Cranswick parish had a population of 2,065,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,015.[2]

The church dedicated to St Peter was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[3]

Cranswick had two local shops, one currently run by SPAR and Manor Farm Shop, which is run by a local farming family. In addition there are two pubs, a butcher's shop, a hairdresser, a fish and chip shop and garages selling both cars and petrol. To the south of the village is an industrial estate with several businesses including Cranswick Mill. The large village green is an outstanding feature of the village. It used to host cricket matches that are now played east of the village on a field adjacent to the road Meggisons Turnpike. The village green has a pond, playpark area and mature trees.

Hutton Cranswick is a regular competitor in the yearly "Village in Bloom" competition.[4] Articles about the competition are published in the newsletter, The Bulletin, which also contains information on local affairs, either past, present or upcoming, and provides advertisements for local businesses.


The village's history can be traced back to the Domesday Book, some of which can be found in A Tale of Two Villages, Hutton and Cranswick, a book about the village's history written in 1980 by Herbert Johnson and updated in 2000 by local author Les Wilkie. The oldest feature in the village is the remnant of a 13th-century monastic moat beside Sheepman Lane, marking the site of a former Cistercian Grange belonging to Meaux Abbey (near Beverley).


The village has its own sports area with football pitches, AstroTurf football and tennis courts, grass and hard tennis courts, and a social hall on Rotsea Lane. It also had a football club, Hutton Cranswick United, whose first team played in the Central Midlands League. However in December 2011 the club ceased to exist.[5] The only surviving football team in the village are Hutton Cranswick SRA, who ply their trade in Division Four of the East Riding County League. Hutton Cranswick United Under 14s were featured in Sky Sports Magazine after they lost 24-0 to Bridlington where every player in the 12-man Bridlington squad scored.The Association also has a popular Archery Club (Archers of East Riding) and a cricket club. The hall is used for children's soft play, youngsters dance classes and a youth club.

St Peter's Church, Hutton Cranswick

Hutton also has a sledging area called Sandersons pit (a disused chalk pit) complete with winding sledge routes and hills. "Swinekeld Pit" (pronounced "Swinkle"), with a small stream, lies at the bottom of Southgate in Cranswick. The village used to host bonfire nights but this ceased due to a lack of funding. Blue Keld water spring is part of Hutton Cranswick.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Hutton Cranswick CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Hutton Cranswick CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Peter (1161006)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2013 .
  4. ^ "RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finalists 2012". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sad demise of area’s leading football club". Driffield Times & Post. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Blue Keld". Blue Keld Springs Limited. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. pp. 4, 7. 

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