Healaugh, Tadcaster

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Junction in Healaugh
Healaugh is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population249 (Including Catterton. [1])
OS grid referenceSE4996347711
• London204 mi (328 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Healaugh with Catterton CP
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTadcaster
Postcode districtLS24
Dialling code01904
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°55′20″N 1°14′24″W / 53.922165°N 1.239898°W / 53.922165; -1.239898Coordinates: 53°55′20″N 1°14′24″W / 53.922165°N 1.239898°W / 53.922165; -1.239898

Healaugh /hlɔː/is a village and civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 161 in 63 households.[2] The population had increased to 249 at the 2011 census.[1] The village is about three miles north north-east of Tadcaster.


Healaugh Park Priory was established near the village at the site now called Healaugh Manor Farm.[3] It was founded in 1218 by Jordan de Santa Maria and his wife, Alice, who was the granddaughter of Betram Haget. Haget had previously granted the lands outside the village for a hermitage to Gilbert, a monk of Marmoutier.[4] It was finally dissolved in 1535. After the dissolution, it served as the Manor house, amongst whose owners were Sir Arthur D'Arcy and Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton.[5]


The village lies within the Selby & Ainsty Parliamentary constituency. It is also within the Escrick Electoral Division of the North Yorkshire County Council and the Appleton Roebuck Ward of Selby District Council.

The civil parish is a joint parish with nearby Catterton. The joint Parish council has five members, four of which represent the village.[6]


The parish covers an area of 3,378 acres of which the village occupies 2,666 acres. It lies 2.29 miles (3.69 km) west of Askham Richard, 1.62 miles (2.61 km) east of Wighill and 1.19 miles (1.92 km) north of Catterton. A short distance to the east of the village is Dam Dyke which flows via Catterton Beck and The Foss into the River Wharfe near Bolton Percy.


There is a church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, which was built in Norman times.[5] The vicar Charles Voysey was deprived of the living in 1871 for his heterodox views.

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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Healaugh Parish (1170217406)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Parish Census 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Priory (54769)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Founding". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 874. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
  6. ^ "Civil Parish Council". Archived from the original on 16 December 2005. Retrieved 14 October 2012.

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