Hunsingore

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Hunsingore
St John the Baptist Church, Hunsingore (26th April 2013) 002.JPG
St John the Baptist Church
Across the fields to Hunsingore.jpg
Looking across the fields to Hunsingore
Hunsingore is located in North Yorkshire
Hunsingore
Hunsingore
Hunsingore shown within North Yorkshire
Population 129 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE429534
Civil parish
  • Hunsingore
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WETHERBY
Postcode district LS22
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°58′32″N 1°20′50″W / 53.97545°N 1.34735°W / 53.97545; -1.34735

Hunsingore is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near the River Nidd and the A1 road motorway, about 20 miles (32 km) west of York. 4 miles (6 km) north east of Wetherby.

History[edit]

Hunsingore translates as "ofer or ridge of Hunsinge’s people". In the Domesday Book, the village is listed as Hulsingovre. The Goodricke family owned lots of land in the area and they lived in New House in Hunsingore rather than Ribston Hall. New House was believed to have been destroyed by Cromwell after the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.[2]

Originally Hunsingore was in the Claro Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire.[3] Since the county boundary shake up of 1974, it has been in North Yorkshire.

There used to be a water powered corn mill on the River Nidd by the weir. The weir is still on the river, but the mill has been converted into housing.[4][5]

There used to be a primary school in the village, but it was closed down due to low numbers. Children from Cowthorpe used to come across from the south bank of the Nidd via a footbridge to attend school here.[6]

There is a church in the village, St John the Baptist. The church is now in the Lower Nidderdale Parish.[7]

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Cattal which is 2.5 mi (4.0 km) by road. The bus service through the village runs twice daily and is a Demand Responsive Service (IE must be booked in advance) to Wetherby.[8]

The village is bounded to the west by the A1(M), but access must be gained by going on the A168 to the next junction in either direction. The A59 passes just north of Cattal and gives access to York and Harrogate.

People associated with Hunsingore[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hunsingore Conservation Character Appraisal" (PDF). Harrogate Borough Council. 21 September 2011. p. 4. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hungerton to Huntingdon". British History Online. BHO. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Domesday Reloaded - River Nidd". BBC. 1986. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Corn Mill on North Bank of the River Nidd, Hunsingore". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hunsingore School 2011". Domesday Reloaded. BBC. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hunsingore St John". A Church Near You. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Demand Responsive Service" (PDF). North Yorks Travel Info. NYCC. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hunsingore at Wikimedia Commons