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The Village Green, Husthwaite.jpg
The Village Green, Husthwaite
Husthwaite is located in North Yorkshire
Husthwaite shown within North Yorkshire
Population 404 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE518750
• London 190 mi (310 km) S
Civil parish
  • Husthwaite
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO61
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°10′07″N 1°12′24″W / 54.168680°N 1.206760°W / 54.168680; -1.206760Coordinates: 54°10′07″N 1°12′24″W / 54.168680°N 1.206760°W / 54.168680; -1.206760

Husthwaite is a village and civil parish in Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) north from Easingwold.


The name probably derives from the Middle English 'hous', from Old English 'hus' meaning a house and thwaite - "a piece of land or land cleared of woods and converted to tillage".[2]

There has been a settlement on the site since before the Norman invasion.[3]

The village was served by the Thirsk and Malton Line at a station near the Elphin Bridge.[4]

There was a Wesleyan Chapel built in 1841 in the village, now private residence.[2][5] A new Methodist building was built in 1928 next door to the old chapel.[3]


The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also is within the Stillington electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the White Horse ward of Hambleton District Council.[6] The local Parish Council has seven members.[7]


The nearest settlements are Coxwold 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the north-east; Oulston 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to the east; Carlton Husthwaite 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the north-west; Thormanby 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to the west and Easingwold 3.4 miles (5.5 km) to the south. Elphin Beck runs to the north of the village and is part of the tributary system of the River Swale.[6]

The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 436.[2] The 2001 UK Census recorded the population as 417, of which 304 were over the age of sixteen and 194 of those were in employment. There were 175 dwellings of which 94 were detached.[8] The 2011 Census recorded a population of 404.[1]


St. Nicholas' Church, Husthwaite

Husthwaite is served as part of the bus route between York and Easingwold.[9]

The village school is Husthwaite CE Primary.[3]

Husthwaite church is dedicated to St Nicholas. Some of the original Norman church remains, but it was mostly rebuilt in 1683. It is a Grade II* listed building.[10]

Notable people[edit]

William Peckitt, stained glass artist was born in the village in 1731.[11]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Husthwaite Parish (1170216860)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 721. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  3. ^ a b c "Local History". Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Old railway". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Church". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  7. ^ "Parish Council". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "2001 UK Census". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bus Service". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Church listing". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Peckitt Biography". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Husthwaite at Wikimedia Commons