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Sandhutton, North Yorkshire, St Leonard's Church and War Memorial.jpg
St Leonard's Church with Sandhutton's War Memorial on the left
Sandhutton is located in North Yorkshire
Sandhutton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 261 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE382820
Civil parish
  • Sandhutton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THIRSK
Postcode district YO7
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°13′58″N 1°24′54″W / 54.23271°N 1.41494°W / 54.23271; -1.41494Coordinates: 54°13′58″N 1°24′54″W / 54.23271°N 1.41494°W / 54.23271; -1.41494

Sandhutton is a small village and civil parish in Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies about 3 miles (5 km) west of Thirsk on the A167.[2] It has been referred to as Hutton, Hutton (Sand),[3] and Sand Hutton. The name derives from Old English sand-hōh-tūn which translates as a shaply projecting piece of sandy ground with an enclosure, farmstead or village upon it.[4]

East of the village, on the road to Carlton Miniott, is the Sand Hutton Cross which is now a listed monument. the cross marked the point at which three parishes met and is designated due to the fact that it has survived despite intensive arable farming in the area.[5]

In 2017, a 45 acres (18 ha) solar farm was installed to the east of the village. The scheme involved the placing of 20,000 photovoltaic panels that would generate up to 5 MWh and would have a life expectancy of 25 years.[6][7]


The village lies on the A167 road[8] which has a junction with the A61 road just south of the village at Busby Stoop. The Leeds and Thirsk Railway had a station called Topcliffe which was situated just south of the crossroads at Busby Stoop, however, this closed in 1959[9] and the nearest railway station is Thirsk which is just over 2 miles (3 km) away.[2]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sandhutton Parish (1170216914)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "302" (Map). Northallerton & Thirsk. 1;25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319245545. 
  3. ^ "History of Sand Hutton, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description". Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 259. ISBN 0-19-869103-3. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Sand Hutton Cross (1011748)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  6. ^ Minting, Stuart (8 June 2015). "Renewable energy firms unveil plans for large solar farms". Darlington and Stockton Times. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sandhutton Solar Farm Renewable energy scheme / Solar". Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Sandhutton Parish Council | Home". Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Disused Stations:Topcliffe Station". Retrieved 1 November 2017. 

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