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Welcome to Settrington

Settrington is an English civil parish within the unitary authority of North Yorkshire

Settrington, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is a small, formerly estate village, nestling below the northern end of the Yorkshire Wolds, with a beck running through its central village green. It is readily accessed from the A64, being midway between York and Scarborough. Its nearest town, some 3 miles away, is the market town of Malton, and Pickering with its famous North York Moors heritage railway, is some 10 miles to the north. Malton has a railway station, with an hourly connection to/from York and beyond. There used to be at least 8 farms within the village and most of the housing was intended for those employed in agriculture or its ancillary services. Times have changed: there are now just two farms in the village, the tied cottages have been sold or let, and are now occupied by people who either work elsewhere or from home, or are retired. The village has a village school, a church, a village hall and sports facilities and a racing stable, but the shops, the single petrol pump, the pubs, the chapel, the post office and trades such as blacksmith and tailor have all disappeared. The Malton to Driffield railway, the infamous ‘Malton Dodger’, was one of Dr Beeching’s casualties and closed in 1958; the station building and platform on the outskirts of the village are now the basis of a private dwelling. One of the reasons for the railway’s demise was the end of the demand for transport of limestone and lime from the various quarries along its route, one of them being at Settrington. Today’s modern quarry, whose quality limestone is in far reaching demand, relies on vehicular transport. Settrington punches above its weight in its association with influential historical events and characters, the details of which can be found in the ‘Brief History of Settrington’ elsewhere in this website.

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  • Population Estimate

    260

  • Unitary Authority

    North Yorkshire

  • Region

    Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Country

    England

  • Postcode District

    YO17

  • Dialling Code

    01944

  • Police Force

    North Yorkshire Police Force

  • Fire Authority

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Health Area

    NHS North Yorkshire CCG

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