Local points of interest include Sledmere House, a Georgian country house. Built in 1751 by Richard Sykes, the house has remained in the Sykes family since then. It is now the home of Sir Tatton Sykes, 8th baronet.
The Sledmere Monument is about 2 miles (3 km) south-east of the village, along the B1252 road, on top of Garton Hill. It is 120 feet (37 m) tall and is a tribute to Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet, built by his friends in 1865.
The war memorial in the village, designed by Sir Mark Sykes, 6th baronet, is dedicated to the Wolds Wagoners Reserve, a regiment that Sir Mark raised from the local population to fight in the First World War. It is noted for its unusual shape and its graphic scenes of war and country life.
The 'Sledmere Cross' takes the form of an Eleanor Cross and is a true 'folly' that was 'converted' in 1919 to a War Memorial by Sir Mark Sykes (of the Sykes–Picot Agreement) who added a series of brass portraits in commemoration of his friends and the local men who fell in the war and also notably himself in crusader armor with the inscription “Laetare Jerusalem (Rejoice Jerusalem)”.
- English Heritage. "Eleanor cross ()". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Mary (1310183)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- 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.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
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