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The Molescroft Inn Molescroft.jpg
Molescroft Inn
Molescroft is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population6,820 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA019407
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
  • Molescroft
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU17
Dialling code01482
UK Parliament
List of places
53°51′11″N 0°27′06″W / 53.853074°N 0.451765°W / 53.853074; -0.451765Coordinates: 53°51′11″N 0°27′06″W / 53.853074°N 0.451765°W / 53.853074; -0.451765

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.

The Yorkshire Coast railway line from Hull to Scarborough passes through the parish but the nearest station is Beverley.

According to the 2011 UK census, Molescroft had a population of 6,820,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 6,810.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4]


St Leonard's Church, Molescroft

The parish church that is dedicated to St Leonard was built in 1896, with the addition of a chancel in 1979 and further additions of a vestry, kitchen and toilets in 2001.[5]

Longcroft School is situated in the village, as is Molescroft Primary School.

The Molescroft Inn is a late 18th-century public house that is now a Grade II listed building.[6]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Molescroft Parish (1170211226)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Molescroft Parish (00FB097)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ Molescroft in the Domesday Book
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York'. p. 370. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "St Leonard's Molescroft". Beverley Minster. Retrieved 29 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ 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.

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