Stockton-on-the-Forest shown within North Yorkshire
|Population||1,261 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||City of York|
|Ceremonial county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||York Outer|
Stockton-on-the-Forest is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It is located to the east of the A64 road to Scarborough and the roundabout interchange of the A64 and the A1036. To the east there are the villages of Upper Helmsley and Sand Hutton and to the south the villages of Warthill, Holtby and Murton.
According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,261. Prior to 1996, it had been part of the Ryedale district.
The village is home to Stockton Hall, built c.1800 as a country house. It is now a secure unit for mentally ill patients. The hall is a brick built 3-storey building with a 5-bay frontage and is grade II listed. It was acquired by barrister George Lloyd of Leeds, from whom it passed to his daughter Miss Alicia Maria Lloyd. She left it in 1892 to her nephew George William Lloyd.
The village has a busy local pub, called The Fox. The village has one church, the Holy Trinity Church (rebuilt in 1843). The Methodist Chapel was closed in May 2010. Stockton on the Forest also has a primary school for local residents accommodating approximately 100 pupils. A Scout group has operated in the village since 2000, consisting of a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop.
Stockton on the Forest is a good example of a linear village, as it follows only one main road (Stockton Lane/Sandy Lane) for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km), branching out only near the west end. The houses along the main road do not have house numbers but individual names (many with references to agriculture, local features or mysticism) of no particular order or logic, which can make orientation difficult, if not impossible, for people unfamiliar with the village.
- "Stockton Hall, Stockton-on-the-Forest". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
- Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire (1890)
- 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.
Media related to Stockton-on-the-Forest at Wikimedia Commons
- Stockton on the Forest & Hopgrove Community Website
- Stockton Hall website
- Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary School website
- Stockton-on-the-Forest in Genuki
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