Well, North Yorkshire

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Well
Well is located in North Yorkshire
Well
Well
Well shown within North Yorkshire
Population230 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE266819
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBedale
Postcode districtDL8
Dialling code01677
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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54°13′57″N 1°35′32″W / 54.232400°N 1.592200°W / 54.232400; -1.592200Coordinates: 54°13′57″N 1°35′32″W / 54.232400°N 1.592200°W / 54.232400; -1.592200

Well is a small village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 4 miles south of Bedale, near Snape. The population taken at the 2011 Census was 230.[1]

The 'well' of Well is a spring which, along with several other springs, feeds the beck running through the village.

There is a small church called St. Michael's.

The village has an old school with a school house. Although the school has been out of use for a long time, the school house has only just been vacated. They are both owned by "The Neville Trust", a charity named after an influential family from the Tudor period. With this is also a small playing field comprising two swings and a small football pitch and, as this is rarely used by the children in the village,[citation needed] the trust is now planning to sell all assets.[citation needed]

The village still has four almshouses called St Michael's Cottages with their own chapel.

Crossroads in Well with the Milbank Arms on the left

There is a family-run pub called The Milbank Arms which serves food and drink, as well as hosting darts and dominoes teams, and pub quizzes.[citation needed]

There is also a Methodist Chapel, which holds regular services, and a village institute, which is used for children's parties, coffee mornings and other events. Every August the village hosts a scarecrow trail in which many of the houses in the village create a scarecrow and give it a name; each house then has a number, and members of the community have to work out which name belongs to which scarecrow. The winner receives a cash prize. The competition usually runs from mid-August to early September.[citation needed]

The village also has a number of walks with views across the area; on a clear day, Roseberry Topping is visible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Well Parish (1170216955)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

External links[edit]

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