|Population||6,820 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||160 mi (260 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Molescroft is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north-west of Beverley town centre adjoining its northern border. It lies to the north of the A1174 road.
Molescroft is listed in the Domesday Book as in the Hundred of Sneculfcros in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The settlement contained two households, two villagers, and two ploughlands. In 1066 Ealdred, Archbishop of York, was the Lord, this in 1086 transferred to the canons of Beverley Minster, and the later Archbishop of York Thomas of Bayeux who was also Tenant-in-chief to King William I.
In 1823 Molescroft was in the parish of Beverley Minster, and the Wapentake of Harthill. Population at the time was 111, with occupations including four farmers, and the landlord of The Wellington public house. Residents included two gentlemen.
Longcroft School is situated in the village, as is Molescroft Primary School.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Molescroft Parish (1170211226)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Molescroft Parish (00FB097)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
- Molescroft in the Domesday Book
- Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York'. p. 370. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "St Leonard's Molescroft". Beverley Minster. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Historic England. "The Molescroft (1103464)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.
- Media related to Molescroft at Wikimedia Commons