Cundall, North Yorkshire

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Cundall village
Cundall is located in North Yorkshire
Cundall shown within North Yorkshire
Population 128 (2011)
OS grid reference SE423726
Civil parish
  • Cundall with Leckby
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO61
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°08′52″N 1°21′09″W / 54.14785°N 1.35248°W / 54.14785; -1.35248Coordinates: 54°08′52″N 1°21′09″W / 54.14785°N 1.35248°W / 54.14785; -1.35248

Cundall is a hamlet in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is one of the Thankful Villages that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.[1]


The village lies within the Skipton & Ripon UK Parliamentary Constituency. It is part of the Masham & Fountains electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council. It is also within the Wathvale ward of Harrogate Borough Council.[2] The village is part of the civil parish of Cundall with Leckby.


The village is recorded in the UK Census of 1821 as having a population of 351. In the 1851 UK Census the population was 389 and in the 1881 UK Census was 301.[3] In the 2001 UK Census the parish had a population of 102, of which 82 were aged over sixteen. Of these, 64 were in employment. There were 42 dwellings of which half were detached properties.[4] The Census 2011 gave a population of 128.[5]


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Cundel in the Hallikeld hundred. The lord of the manor prior to the Norman invasion was Earl Waltheof and thereafter Alfred the butler under the rule of Robert, Count of Mortain.[6]

The village is at an elevation of 98 feet (30 m) at its highest. The village is just 0.5 miles (0.80 km) west of the River Swale and 3.2 miles (5.1 km) east of the A1(M). The nearest settlements are Asenby 2.2 miles (3.5 km) to the north; Dishforth 2.3 miles (3.7 km) to the west and Helperby 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south.[2] The village of Norton-le-Clay lies 1.7 miles (2.7 km) to the south-west is another Thankful Village.[1]


The village is home to Cundall Manor, an independent (fee-paying) co-educational school from ages 2.5 to 16 years of age.[7] State Primary education for the village can be found at Dishforth CE School, Topcliffe CE school or St Peter's Brafferton CE School. Secondary education is at Boroughbridge High School[8] or Thirsk School and Sixth Form College.


St Mary and All Saints Church Cundall

The church in the village is dedicated to St Mary and All Saints. It is a Grade I listed building that was rebuilt in 1854.[3][9]


  1. ^ a b "Thankful Village". Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ordnance [ Archived 5 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Survey Open Viewer]
  3. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. pp. 685, 686. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  4. ^ "Civil Parish". Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Cundall in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Public School". Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Secondary Schools". Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Listed building". Retrieved 7 December 2012.