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Oldstead village street - geograph.org.uk - 734953.jpg
Oldstead village street
Oldstead is located in North Yorkshire
Oldstead shown within North Yorkshire
Population 68 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SE529801
Civil parish
  • Oldstead
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO61
Dialling code 01347
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°12′50″N 1°11′17″W / 54.2138°N 1.1881°W / 54.2138; -1.1881Coordinates: 54°12′50″N 1°11′17″W / 54.2138°N 1.1881°W / 54.2138; -1.1881

Oldstead is a village and a civil parish in Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England, within the North York Moors National Park, off the A170 road between Thirsk and Helmsley, below the Hambleton Hills.[1] Nearby villages include Wass, Kilburn and Coxwold.[2] Oldstead shares a parish council with Byland with Wass.[3]


Oldstead has one pub called the Black Swan,[4] which was awarded a Michelin star for the first time in the 2012 guide.[5] It is currently the only restaurant in Yorkshire and the North East to hold the highly sought after combination of four AA rosettes and a Michelin Star. Head chef, Tommy Banks has been the youngest Michelin Starred chef since 2013 and is due to make his TV debut on BBC Two's Great British Menu.

The Black Swan celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 'Yorkshire Day' 1 August 2016.


Oldstead has a moor called Oldstead Moor, a place of worship and an area called Scotch Corner (not to be confused with Scotch Corner Middleton Tyas)[1] where a War Memorial Chapel renovated by the sculptor John Bunting can be visited and examples of his work can be seen inside.[6]

East of the village there is Mount Snever, a hill upon which stands a tower, known as Mount Snever Observatory and built in 1838 to commemorate Queen Victoria's coronation.[7]


  1. ^ a b Philip's Street Atlas North Yorkshire (page 91)
  2. ^ A-Z Great Britain Road Atlas (page 99)
  3. ^ "Ampleforth Ward Profile" (PDF). Ryedale District Council. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.blackswanoldstead.co.uk/ Black Swan at Oldstead
  5. ^ "Hand & Flowers becomes first pub to win two Michelin stars". UTV Media. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  6. ^ Scotch Corner Memorial Chapel
  7. ^ Newsome, Clive (2003). The Abbey Trail. Sigma Leisure. p. 124. ISBN 9781850588030.

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