Hutton-le-Hole

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Hutton-le-Hole
HuttonLeHole2.jpg
The village green, Hutton-le-Hole
Hutton-le-Hole is located in North Yorkshire
Hutton-le-Hole
Hutton-le-Hole
Location within North Yorkshire
Population151 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE705900
Civil parish
  • Hutton-le-Hole
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO62
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
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54°18′04″N 0°55′05″W / 54.301130°N 0.918050°W / 54.301130; -0.918050Coordinates: 54°18′04″N 0°55′05″W / 54.301130°N 0.918050°W / 54.301130; -0.918050

Hutton-le-Hole is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Pickering. It is a popular scenic village within the North York Moors National Park. Sheep roam the streets at will.

History[edit]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Hoton.[2] Since then it has been known as Hege-Hoton, Hoton under Heg and Hewton. The name Hutton-le-Hole means the place of the burial ground near the hollow,[3] but the full name only dates from the 19th century.[4]

Near the end of the 13th century the village was granted to St. Mary's Abbey.[5]

In the 1600s the village was primarily inhabited by Quakers who worked as weavers or in agriculture.[6] The Quaker evangelist John Richardson died in Hutton-le-Hole in 1753 at the age of 87.[7] About four miles from the village, in Kirbymoorside, stands and old building that started life as a Quaker Meeting House in 1690; it was significantly modified in 1790 and extended circa 1810.[8] This property is a Grade II listed building.[9] John Richardson was buried at the Meeting Hall's burial site.[10] There had been a Meeting House in Hutton-le-Hole as well, built in 1698 but it was converted into a residence in 1859. Internments continued until 1868, however.[11]

The former school, now a self-catering holiday let (2006 photo)
Sheep roam the village and graze wherever they wish

As of 1831, Hutton-le-Hole was part of the Church of England's Lastingham parish. The "Township of Hutton-le-Hole" received funding for education by a charity owned by John Stockton, as of 1914.[12] The first schoolhouse was built in 1845, and replaced in 1875. The latter still stands, a Grade II listed building, but is now a holiday let.[13][14]

As of 1901, an old building, the Zion Chapel still stood, but was no longer in use. The village purchased the chapel, and it was torn down in 1934 when a new church, St Chad's, was built; this structure still stands and is part of the Benefice of Lastingham. In much earlier years, services had been held in the schoolhouse.[15]

The world championships in the board game Merrills took place annually at the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole until 1997.[16] The village has twenty nine properties that are historically listed as Grade II, most from the 1700s.[17] One is a K6 telephone kiosk designed in 1935. Another is a sundial, erected in 1833.[18]

Tourism[edit]

During the Victorian era, the "ill-planned and untidy" village was looked down on by the gentry: "overcrowded homes of weavers, smallholders and labourers... Manure was piled everywhere and the beck was the common sewer."[19]

Hutton-le-Hole is now considered to be among the "20 most beautiful villages in the UK and Ireland" according to Condé Nast Traveler and is visited by many tourists each year.[20] A large car park is provided in the north end, using a pay-and-display method.[21] The National Park Authority recommends visiting the Hutton le Hole Craft Workshops and Ryedale Folk Museum; afterwards, take the two mile walk to Lastingham, dropping in to visit an ancient church, St Mary's.[22]

The museum contains 13 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings, including an Iron Age round house, period shops, thatched cottages, an Elizabethan manor house, barns and workshops. They display the lives of ordinary people, up to the present day. There is a cafe, a shop, a gift shop, and in season craft workshops.[23] The folk museum also has the photographic studio of William Hayes, which is believed to be the oldest daylight photographic studio in England, having been set up in the early 20th century.[24] The studio had been built in 1902 in Monkgate, York, and donated to the museum in 1991.[25]

Geography[edit]

Pedestrian bridge

Hutton-le-Hole lies in Ryedale on the southern edge of the North York Moors, just 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Kirkbymoorside and the A170 road.[26] The hamlet of Lastingham is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-east of the village,[27] with the Tabular Hills Walk passing through both places.[28]

The stream Hutton Beck wends its way through the middle of the village, criss-crossed by footpaths and wooden bridges.[29] One of the bridges was replaced in 2002 by the North York Moors National Park Authority when pedestrian traffic across increased dramatically, after the village green was designated as a right of way.[30] The stream splits the village green, whose grass is kept short by sheep.[31] Hutton Beck flows into the River Rye via Catter Beck and the River Seven.[32]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hutton-le-Hole Parish (1170217256)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ Powell-Smith, Anna. "Hutton [le Hole] | Domesday Book". opendomesday.org. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ Chrystal, Paul (2017). The Place Names of Yorkshire; Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers and Dales, some Pubs too, in Praise of Yorkshire Ales (1 ed.). Catrine: Stenlake. p. 47. ISBN 9781840337532.
  4. ^ Dillon, Paddy (2016). The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way (2 ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-85284-823-1.
  5. ^ "Parishes: Lastingham, Pages 524-529, A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  6. ^ "HUTTON LE HOLE". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. ^ Gerona, Carla (23 September 2004). "Richardson, John (1667–1753)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/23561. Retrieved 16 November 2018. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  8. ^ "Friends Meeting House, Kirkbymoorside" (PDF). Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  9. ^ "FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE AT REAR OF 79 (West End)". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Kirkbymoorside". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  11. ^ "QUAKER PROPERTIES AROUND RYEDALE" (PDF). Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Parishes: Lastingham, Pages 524-529, A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  13. ^ "HUTTON LE HOLE". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Hutton le Hole Holiday Cottages North York Moors, North Yorkshire, Go Yorkshire". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Hutton-le-Hole, St Chad's Church". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Merrills history". 3 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  17. ^ "11 Unique Market Towns And Villages In The North York Moors". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Listed Buildings in Hutton-le-Hole, Ryedale, North Yorkshire". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Hutton le Hole and Lastingham". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  20. ^ "THE 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN THE UK AND IRELAND, 20 October 2020". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Car Parks and Toilets". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  22. ^ "Hutton le Hole and Lastingham". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Ryedale on the Net". Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Snapshot of the past in historic photo studio". The Yorkshire Post. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  25. ^ "TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH THE EDWARDIAN WAY". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  26. ^ "OL26" (Map). North York Moors – Western area. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 978-0319242650.
  27. ^ "Genuki: In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Lastingham:, Yorkshire (North Riding)". www.genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  28. ^ Dillon, Paddy (2016). The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way (2 ed.). Milnthorpe: Cicerone. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-85284-823-1.
  29. ^ Andrews, Robert; Brown, Jules; Lee, Phil; Humphreys, Rob (2011). The rough guide to England (9 ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 753. ISBN 978-1-84836-601-5.
  30. ^ "Popular bridge replaced". The Northern Echo. 5 August 2002. ProQuest 329042225.
  31. ^ "Hutton le Hole and Lastingham: North York Moors National Park". northyorkmoors.org.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  32. ^ "Catter Beck/Hutton Beck from source to River Seven". environment.data.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2018.

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