- Scorton, North Yorkshire
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Scorton
static_image_caption= Scorton Village Green
population = 1000
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
postcode_district = DL10
Scorton is a village and civil parish in the
Richmondshiredistrict of North Yorkshire, England. Scorton was first mentioned in the 1173 version of the Doomsday book.
Scorton was home to the now closed
Scorton Grammar Schoolfrom 1720–1991. Most of the buildings and grounds have now been converted into houses. Scorton has a raised village green, one of only three in England. It is said that the green was built in the early 18th century by John Noble, the first headmasterof Scorton Grammar School.
Between 1939 and 1945, The village was home to
RAF Scorton, which served as a satellite of RAF Catterick. The famous No. 56 Squadron RAFflew Spitfires from Scorton during World War II. The Aerodrome has now been extensively quarried away.
Scorton was once served by the
Eryholme-Richmond branch linebut the line was closed in 1969, the station building is now a house and much of the line between Scorton railway stationand Catterick Bridgehas been destroyed by quarrying.
Events and attractions
Scorton is perhaps best known for the Antient Scorton Silver Arrow which is an archery contest which was founded and sometimes occurs there. The village is also known for the annual
Scorton Feastwhich celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006.
Local attractions include
Kiplin Hall, Ellerton Water, Croft Circuit(cars), Catterick Bridge Racecourse(horses) and Richmond Castle.
The village was once home to four pubs. The 'Royal' and 'St Cuthbert's Inn' have closed and converted into houses. The 'White Heifer' and the 'Farmers Arms' survive. Other village amenities include St John of God Hospital, Bolton-on-Swale St Mary's Church of England (VA) Primary School (in
Bolton-on-Swale) and Scorton village hall. Scorton post office/village shop attracts customers from many neighbouring villages, including Kirkby Fleethamand Great Langton.
* [http://www.scorton.com/Welcome.htm Scorton.com]
* [http://www.bolton-on-swale.n-yorks.sch.uk Bolton-on-Swale St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School]
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