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Stockton-on-the-Forest is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population1,214 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE656560
Civil parish
  • Stockton-on-the-Forest
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO32
Dialling code01904
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°59′46″N 0°59′54″W / 53.9961°N 0.9984°W / 53.9961; -0.9984Coordinates: 53°59′46″N 0°59′54″W / 53.9961°N 0.9984°W / 53.9961; -0.9984

Stockton-on-the-Forest is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It is located to the east of the A64 road to Scarborough and the roundabout interchange of the A64 and the A1036. To the east there are the villages of Upper Helmsley and Sand Hutton and to the south the villages of Warthill, Holtby and Murton.

Stockton-on-the-Forest Holy Trinity Church

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,261, reducing to 1,214 at the 2011 Census.[1] Prior to 1996, it had been part of the Ryedale district.

The village is home to Stockton Hall, built c.1800 as a country house.[2] It is now a secure unit for mentally ill patients. The hall is a brick built 3-storey building with a 5-bay frontage and is grade II listed. It was acquired by barrister George Lloyd of Leeds, from whom it passed to his daughter Miss Alicia Maria Lloyd. She left it in 1892 to her nephew George William Lloyd.

The village has a busy local pub, called The Fox. The village has one church, the Holy Trinity Church (rebuilt in 1843).[3] The Methodist Chapel was closed in May 2010. Stockton on the Forest also has a primary school for local residents accommodating approximately 100 pupils. A Scout group has operated in the village since 2000, consisting of a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop.

Stockton on the Forest is a good example of a linear village, as it follows only one main road (Stockton Lane/Sandy Lane) for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km), branching out only near the west end. The houses along the main road do not have house numbers but individual names (many with references to agriculture, local features or mysticism) of no particular order or logic, which can make orientation difficult, if not impossible, for people unfamiliar with the village.

Stockton-on-the-Forest was served by Warthill railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1959.[4]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Stockton-on-the-Forest Parish (1170211400)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Stockton Hall, Stockton-on-the-Forest". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire (1890)
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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