separate communities of Hutton and Cranswick are less definitive
today than in years gone by as the Villages have evolved into
The Church of St Peters is situated at Hutton and has
Norman fragment in the South doorway as well as early English
arcades, a perpendicular tower and Victorian windows. There are
six church bells in all which ring out loud and crystal clear.
They attract campanologists
from far and wide who come to "ring the changes".
The Old Vicarage next to the Church was built in 1874 and is a
handsome brick building in the Gothic style which is now privately
owned after a new vicarage was built in 1967 with in its grounds.
The Old Mill still stands at Hutton, now without its sails, which
indicate a once industrious and thriving community. Today "the
mill" can be found in the form of
Mill, situated on the Cranswick Industrial Estate.
There are some beautiful houses and cottages found in Hutton both
old and new, all in keeping with this pretty Yorkshire Village.
The focal point in Cranswick is the large and beautifully
maintained Village Green. Although it is many years now since
cricket has been played on the green, due to the development of
new Sports facilities at both Megginson's Turnpike and Rotsea
The Green remains well cared for and the impressive horse
chestnut trees stand presiding over the childrens play area
and the refurbished pond which attract many people to feed the
ducks. The green expands for six and a half acres which is quiet
an impressive size, believed to be the largest in East Yorkshire.
Around the village can be found a number of quaint cottages and
houses on unusual street names like Howl Lane, Bunkers Hill,
Hobman Lane and Sheepman Lane to name a few. There is extensive
new housing estates which have been built in both Hutton and
Cranswick as the village is situated just off the busy A164 route
and on the main Scarborough to Hull railway line making it an
ideal base for commuters.
The Village has its own butchers shop, two convenience stores, post
office and two public houses, The Pack Horse and the
White Horse Inn
Cranswick County Primary School has been extended over the years
to cater for the growing number of children attending out of the
village as well as the surrounding area.
A War Memorial stands on the village green where Hobman Lane
branches off the main street, and serves as a reminder of those
villagers who lost their lives at war.
The land surrounding the village is mainly used for agricultural
purposes and much of the community is employed one way or another
in the farming industry.
Cranswick's Industrial Estate provides employment for hundreds of
people with an ever increasing number thriving businesses.
Situated along the main A164 at the junction with Burn Butts Lane
are the popular Manor Farm Shop and the Londesboro Garden Centre,
which is now well established providing all the gardening
requirements and offering tea room facilities too.
Peters Church, Hutton
MSH Photography Ó1999
The Picture Desk