Alne, North Yorkshire

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Village Hall at Alne.jpg
The village hall
Alne is located in North Yorkshire
Alne shown within North Yorkshire
Population 756 
OS grid reference SE495654
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Easingwold
Postcode district YO61
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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YorkshireCoordinates: 54°04′57″N 1°14′39″W / 54.08262°N 1.24405°W / 54.08262; -1.24405

Alne is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, about twelve miles north-west of York and four miles from Easingwold. The parish has a population of 711 (2001 census),[1] increasing to 756 at the 2011 census.[2]


The village is named in the Domesday Book as part of the Bulford Hundred and owned by the church of St Peter, York.[3] The name is derived from the Latin word Alnus for Alder, as the village was surrounded by these trees.[4]

The Parish used to include the nearby settlements of Tholthorpe, Aldwark, Flawith, Youlton and Tollerton, covering nearly 10,000 acres. To the north-east of the village used to be Alne Station opened in 1841, but was closed in 1957.[4] Alne Hall in the Middle Ages was the country residence of the treasurers of St Peter's, York.[5]


The village is within the Thirsk & Malton parliamentary constituency. It is within the Tollerton ward of Hambleton Local Government District and the Easingwold electoral district of North Yorkshire County Council. The civil parish is made up of 5 councillors.[6]


The village lies 2 miles west of the A19 road and immediately north of the River Kyle. The village used to have a railway station on the East Coast Main Line that runs less than a mile to the east of the village.

The soil contains some alluvium as well as sand and loam.[7]

Village amenities[edit]

In the village there is Alne Cricket Club who play in the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League.[8] The local Tennis Club play in local leagues at the local Recreational Playing Fields. There is also a public house, the Blue Bell Inn, which was one of three inns in the village in the 1820s.[9] The village is home to two Nursing and Care homes, Oak Trees and Leonard Cheshire.

The village also hosts an annual street fayre, which has been mentioned in The Times top 20 days out, that raises funds for the maintenance and improvement of the Alne recreation and sports park.[10]


The 2001 census showed that the population of the parish was 711 in 249 households. Of those dwellings, 159 are detached and 215 owner occupied. Of the total population, 497 are aged 16 or over of which 316 were in employment.[11]


The village has one school, Alne County Primary School, for pupils aged 4 to 11. Pupils receive their secondary education at Easingwold School.[12]


There is one church in the village, St Mary's, which is a Grade I listed building that has been extensively rebuilt from its original Norman structure.[13] There used to be a Methodist Chapel as well built in 1848.[7]


  1. ^ "Population". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Alne in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Etymology". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "History". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Parish Council". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 640. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  8. ^ "Cricket club". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). "History, directory & gazetteer of the county of York... (Vol. II - East and North Ridings)". Leeds: Edward Baines at the Leeds Mercury office. p. 405. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Street fayre". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Demographics 2001 Census". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Home - Alne Primary School". Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1151297)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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