Hutton Cranswick

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Hutton Cranswick
Cranswick Post Office.jpg
Cranswick post office
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
   – London 170 mi (270 km)  S
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
Post town DRIFFIELD
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01377
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

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

Hutton Cranswick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) south from Driffield town centre, and on the A164 road.

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]

History[edit]

Hutton Cranswick is listed in the Domesday Book.

Within 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.[citation needed]

Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Hutton are the remnants of Howe Hill Bronze Age round barrow. The 75 feet (23 m) diameter mound was excavated in 1892. Flint articles were found, and evidence of previous disturbance of the site, including burnt bones and a food vessel indicating a burial site. The mound later might have been used as a moot hill local meeting place.[3] At the same site, to the north-west of Old Sunderlandwick Lane, is earthwork evidence of the deserted medieval village of Sunderlandwick—a settlement mentioned in the Domesday survey—with enclosures, hollow ways, ridges and furrows, and ditches.[4]

In 1823 Hutton Cranswick was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill. The parish church was under the patronage of Lord Hotham. There existed a Methodist chapel and a Sunday school. Population at the time was 917. Occupations included nineteen farmers, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, two joiners, three shoemakers, four shopkeepers, three tailors, a rope maker, a butcher, a corn miller, and the landlords of The Pack Horse and the Decoy Inn public houses. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull, Beverley, and Driffield once a week.[5]

The village railway station opened in 1846, as part of the Scarborough Branch Railway.[6]

Under 1 mile south-west of Cranswick is the site of the Second World War military airfield RAF Hutton Cranswick, operational between 1942 and 1946. Ariel photographs show indications of landing strips and hangers.[7]

The village's history is detailed in the locally authored A Tale of Two Villages, Hutton and Cranswick, a book written in 1980 and updated in 2000.[citation needed]

Culture and community[edit]

St Peter's Church, Hutton Cranswick

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.

Hutton Cranswick is a regular competitor in the yearly "Village in Bloom" competition.[8][not in citation given] The Hutton Cranswick newsletter, The Bulletin, contains local information. The village held bonfire nights but these ceased because of lack of funding.

The church, dedicated to Saint Peter, was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[9] The village school is Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School.[10]

Cranswick local shops include one currently run by SPAR, a farm shop run by a local farming family, and a butchers. There are two public houses, a hairdresser, a fish and chip shop and garages selling both cars and petrol. At the south-west of the village is an industrial estate with businesses including Cranswick Mill.

The large village green contains a pond, play-park area and mature trees. Hutton has a sledging area called Sandersons pit (a disused chalk pit), with winding sledge routes and hills. "Swinekeld Pit" (pronounced "Swinkle"), with a small stream, lies at the bottom of Southgate in Cranswick.

The village has a small railway station, served by Northern Rail services on the Yorkshire Coast Line.

Blue Keld water spring and bottling plant is in the parish, 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Hutton Cranswick village.[11]

Sport[edit]

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.[12] The only surviving football team in the village are Hutton Cranswick SRA, who play in Division Four of the East Riding County League. Hutton Cranswick United Under-14s were featured in the Sky Sports magazine after they lost 24–0 to Bridlington where every player in the 12-man Bridlington squad scored.[citation needed] The Association also has an 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. The village green was used to hold cricket matches that are now played east of the village on a field adjacent to the road Meggisons Turnpike.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Monument No. 79286 (79286). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ Sunderlandwick (79336). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 358
  6. ^ Hutton Cranswick Station (497781). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  7. ^ Hutton Cranswick Airfield (1398738). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  8. ^ "RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finalists 2012". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Peter (1161006)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School. Retrieved 6 December 2014
  11. ^ "Blue Keld". Blue Keld Springs Limited. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Sad demise of area’s leading football club". Driffield Times & Post. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. pp. 4, 7. 

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