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Sicklinghall Village Hall (9th August 2017) 002.jpg
Sicklinghall village hall
Pond to the east of Sicklinghall (9th August 2017) 001.jpg
Pond to the east of Sicklinghall; there is one too to the west.
Sicklinghall is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population336 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE363484
Civil parish
  • Sicklinghall
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLS22
Dialling code01937
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
  • Selby with Ainsty
List of places
53°55′50″N 1°26′55″W / 53.9305°N 1.4487°W / 53.9305; -1.4487Coordinates: 53°55′50″N 1°26′55″W / 53.9305°N 1.4487°W / 53.9305; -1.4487

Sicklinghall is a village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England that is situated between the town of Wetherby (3 miles (5 km) to the east) and the village of Kirkby Overblow.

In 2007 the population was recorded as 300,[1] increasing to 336 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Stockeld Park, a Palladian villa north-east of Sicklinghall

The village is referred to in the Domesday Book as "Sidingale", in the hundred of Burghshire in the West Riding, and the lord and tenant in chief is noted as the king.[3] In Kirkby's Inquest (1284-5) the village is referred to as Siclinghalle; in the Knights' Fees of 1302 it is Sykelynghall, and in the Nomina Villarum (1315) it is written Sigglinghall.[4]

The main amenities in the village are St Peter's Church (Church of England),[5] the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic) The Scott's Arms (a pub),[6] a primary school and a village hall. There is a pond at either end of the village.

There has been a school in the village of Sicklinghall since at least 1850 when Mrs Fenton Scott of Woodhall built a single storey school house.[7]

The village is surrounded by granges: on the eastern side lie Skerry Grange and Sicklinghall Grange and on the western Addlethorpe Grange. Sicklinghall Grange is set in a 107-acre (0.43 km2) estate, it is the UK residence of racehorse owner, Sir Robert Ogden.[8] However the 'big house' is Stockeld Park, formerly a hunting lodge of the nearby Harewood estate and now at the centre of a network of tenanted farms.

Sicklinghall has a range of equestrian-related centres in and around the village's centre, with the Sicklinghall Park livery located in the village centre, and Hill Croft Farm Riding Stables located about 0.6 miles (1 km) west of the village on the road towards Kirkby Overblow.

There is a Roman Catholic convent situated by the Church of the Immaculate Conception and monastery dating from 1852 to the south of the village.

Sicklinghall has a cricket team playing in the local Wetherby Cricket League. The ground is situated at the top of the village, the club having moved from nearby Stockeld Park in 2002. In 2016 an arson attack on the cricket club destroyed the pavilion.[9]


Former Leeds United and Aston Villa manager David O'Leary is a resident of Sicklinghall.[10]

Sir Robert Ogden the racehorse owner currently resides in Sicklinghall.[11]


  1. ^ "Mid-2007 parish population estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2007. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
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  5. ^ "St. Peter's Church, Sicklinghall". GENUKI. 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  6. ^ Jenkins, Simon (28 May 2005). "Great Scotts". Yorkshire Evening Post. Johnston Press. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
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  8. ^ George-Powell, Stephen (2002). "Other Yorkshire Studs - S". Yorkshire Racing. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  9. ^ "Four Charged Over Leeds Arson Series". West Yorkshire Police. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Behind the scenes at millionaire mansion in Leeds". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Tycoon gallops to a thrilling knighthood". Evening Press. Newsquest Media Group. 16 June 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2009.

External links[edit]

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