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St John the Evangelist Church, Hipswell.jpg
St. John the Evangelist Church, Hipswell
Hipswell is located in North Yorkshire
Hipswell shown within North Yorkshire
Population 5,388 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE183983
Civil parish
  • Hipswell
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL9
Dialling code 01748
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°22′48″N 1°43′08″W / 54.380°N 1.719°W / 54.380; -1.719Coordinates: 54°22′48″N 1°43′08″W / 54.380°N 1.719°W / 54.380; -1.719

Hipswell is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The civil parish mainly comprises the northern part of Catterick Garrison. The village of Hipswell is at the eastern end of the civil parish, and effectively forms a suburb of Catterick Garrison.

Hipswell was historically a township in the ancient parish of Catterick in the North Riding of Yorkshire. In the 1320s it was the birthplace of noted English theologian John Wycliffe, leader of the Lollard Movement. In 1866 it became a separate civil parish, and in 1974 became part of the new county of North Yorkshire.

Hipswell Hall

Hipswell ecclesiastical parish is formed by the villages of Hipswell with Colburn and Scotton. Hipswell is served by the church of St. John the Evangelist, Hipswell Road, Hipswell.[2]

Hipswell churchyard was the initial burial ground for soldiers from Catterick Garrison and its Military Hospital in the First World War. It contains the war graves of 64 service personnel from that war and of 2 British soldiers from the Second World War. A screen wall lists those whose graves are not marked by headstones.[3] In 1930, on the churchyard's northern boundary, Catterick Garrison Cemetery was opened by the War Office as a purpose-made cemetery for the camp. This includes war graves of 42 Commonwealth service personnel and some Polish service personnel of the Second World War. A Cross of Sacrifice stands at the boundary of the two burial grounds.[4]

Situated close to the church, Hipswell Hall is a 15th-century manor house, with alterations dated 1596, possibly originally part of a fortified house, built for the Fulthorpe family.[5]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north almost to Richmond with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 5,610.[6]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hipswell Parish (1170217155)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Hello and Welcome". The Churches of Hipswell Parish. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  3. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report, Hipswell Churchyard.
  4. ^ [2] CWGC Cemetery Report, Catterick Garrison Cemetery.
  5. ^ Hipswell Hall at British Listed Buildings Online
  6. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hipswell Ward (as of 2011) (1237325134)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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