St. John the Evangelist Church, Hipswell
Hipswell shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||CATTERICK GARRISON|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Richmond (Yorks)|
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 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. 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.
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.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- "Hello and Welcome". The Churches of Hipswell Parish. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
-  CWGC Cemetery Report, Hipswell Churchyard.
-  CWGC Cemetery Report, Catterick Garrison Cemetery.
- Hipswell Hall at British Listed Buildings Online
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
Media related to Hipswell at Wikimedia Commons
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