Green Hammerton

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Green Hammerton
Green Hammerton is located in North Yorkshire
Green Hammerton
Green Hammerton
Green Hammerton shown within North Yorkshire
Population675 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSE459568
Civil parish
  • Green Hammerton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO26
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°00′20″N 1°18′03″W / 54.005500°N 1.300700°W / 54.005500; -1.300700Coordinates: 54°00′20″N 1°18′03″W / 54.005500°N 1.300700°W / 54.005500; -1.300700

Green Hammerton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A59 road, 8 miles west of York and 10 miles east of Harrogate.

(H)ambretone, a place-name reflected now both in Kirk Hammerton ('Hammerton with the church', from Old Norse kirkja 'church') and in Green Hammerton ('Hammerton with the green', from Middle English grene), is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name seems to derive from the Old English plant-name hamor (whose meaning is not certain but might include hammer-sedge or pellitory of the wall) + tūn 'settlement, farm, estate'.[2]

The village has a Church of England parish church, St. Thomas' Church, and a church primary school, both located in the centre of the village.[3] The former Congregational church in Green Hammerton, originally built as a Methodist Chapel in the late 1790s, was adapted for use as a Roman Catholic church, St Josephs, in 1961.[4]

The village pub is the Bay Horse Inn.[5] Green Hammerton Village Hall opened in April 2010: it is run by the Green Hammerton Recreational Charity.[6]

Green Hammerton comes under the Ouseburn ward, of Harrogate District Council, the Ainsty division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Selby and Ainsty parliamentary constituency.

Notable people[edit]

The Bay Horse Inn at Green Hammerton


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. Kirk HAMMERTON.
  3. ^ Green Hammerton CE Primary School "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  5. ^ Bay Horse Inn website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Green Hammerton at Wikimedia Commons