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Scruton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is five miles west of Northallerton. According to the 2001 census the village had a population of 442, decreasing to 424 at the 2011 census.
Today Scruton is a lively, sociable village that boasts a set of activities and amenities out of proportion with its size. The pub (the Coore Arms), the village hall (the Coore Memorial Hall) and the Church of England St. Radegund's church are all venues for village activities.
St. Radegund's hosts Church of England services each week. It also provides a wonderfully acoustic venue for concerts and hosts other occasional village events. The mediaeval church, restored by architect George Fowler Jones in 1865, is a grade II* listed building.
The village hall is home to Scruton Karate (Wado-Ryu) Club, Scruton craft circle, pilates and keep fit and Scruton Toddler Group, activities that take place every week. It is also home to monthly domino drives, frequent Scruton Society meetings, bi-monthly parish council meetings and meetings for other clubs and societies in the village.
Scruton also revels in excellent outdoor venues. The village green is maintained to a high standard by the parish council, and is the venue for the annual village fete. Scruton Playing Field provides villagers with a tennis court, children's play equipment and a football pitch. The playing field is home to Scruton Football Club. Adjacent to the playing field is Scruton Cricket Club, with both seniors and juniors teams at the club and weekly coaching sessions.
Scruton has an extensive network of public rights of way. These are being maintained by the parish council with funding from North Yorkshire County Council and the support of local landowners.
Scruton has many other events in its calendar including the annual (and extremely alcoholic) Safari Supper, bi-annual Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail and an annual Harvest Walk. Christmas-time is hectic, with many events vying for space in the social calendar.
Scruton's railway station closed down long ago but there is now a project, in partnership with the Wensleydale Railway and the Wensleydale Railway Trust to restore the station (and re-open it in Spring 2012). A survey of the station in 2000 by specialist railway engineers rated Scruton station as a uniquely well preserved example of the type, now mostly lost in England.
- "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
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