(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'.
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. 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.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- 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.
- Green Hammerton CE Primary School "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- Bay Horse Inn website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
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