Tollerton, North Yorkshire

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Tollerton Village.jpg
Village street in Tollerton
Tollerton is located in North Yorkshire
Tollerton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,036 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE512641
Civil parish
  • Tollerton
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°04′14″N 1°13′04″W / 54.07058°N 1.21772°W / 54.07058; -1.21772Coordinates: 54°04′14″N 1°13′04″W / 54.07058°N 1.21772°W / 54.07058; -1.21772

Tollerton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. Tollerton is situated close to both the A19 and the River Kyle about four miles south of Easingwold and 10 miles (16 km) north of York.


No date for the establishment of a settlement at Tollerton has been determined but it was part of the old royal Forest of Galtres until 1630.[2] Tollerton is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Tolentun and was owned by the church of St Peter in York.[3]

Until the later half of the 20th century, the village had a small railway halt, which was closed in the 1960s.


The village lies within Thirsk and Malton parliamentary constituency. It also lies within the Tollerton ward of Hambleton District Council and the Easingwold electoral district of North Yorkshire County Council. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 2,090.[4]


The village lies is adjacent to the East Coast Main Line railway, though the nearest stations are either at York or Thirsk. It lies just over 1 mile (1.6 km) from the A19. The River Kyle flows to the south west of the village.[5]


According to the 2001 UK Census, there are 827 people in 317 households. Of those households, 269 are owner occupied with 188 being detached dwellings. Of the total population, 637 are over 16 years of age of which 432 are actively employed.[6]


There is a church, dedicated to St Michael, that was completed in 1955. The dedication ceremony was conducted by the then Bishop of Selby, Carey Knyvett.[7]

Village amenities[edit]

There is a public house, the Black Horse, which hosts an annual Mini Horticultural Show on the first Sunday in September.[8][9] On the east side of the railway line is a caravan park next to the Station Inn Chinese restaurant and public house. The Tollerton Stores shop won the Hambleton District award for Best village store in 2010.[10] There is a village hall and a sports ground. The village hall was built as a War Memorial rather than having the more traditional cross or column. It was completed in January 1921 with a dedication service held on 31 January 1921.[11] Tollerton Tennis Club play competitively in the York & District and Hovingham Leagues.[12]

Since 1256 when Henry II granted the Treasurer of York a charter, there have been weekly and annual fairs and markets until very recently.[13]

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Harper, Charles G., 1st ed. 1901, 2nd & revised ed. 1922 The Great North Road In two volumes: London to York & York to Edinburgh. London: Cecil Palmer.
  3. ^ Tollerton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Tollerton (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Demographics". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Church". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Local Show". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Home Page". Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Store Award". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tollerton War Memorial". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tennis Club". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fairs and Markets". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

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