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North Riding
Education, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe - - 1565466.jpg
Old School and School House, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe
Grid reference: SE481826
Location: 54°14’15"N, 1°15’45"W
Population: 297  (2011)
Post town: Thirsk
Postcode: YO7
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Thirsk and Malton

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the A170 road at the foot of Sutton Bank, about three miles east of Thirsk.

The 2001 Census recorded a population of 268.

The village holds the distinction of being the longest hyphenated place name in England with 29 characters.[1]


The village is recorded in the Domesday Book with a somewhat shorter name, as Sudtune, and as being part of the Yarlestre Wapentake. The manor was recorded as in the possession of Orm, son of Gamal, but was granted to Hugh, son of Baldric after the Norman invasion.[2]


The village stands to the west of the limestone escarpment of Sutton Bank. The nearest villages are Thirlby a mile to the north, Bagby two miles to the south-west and Cold Kirby three miles to the east.

There is a small waterway, Sutton Beck, that is part of the tributary system that joins the River Swale near Topcliffe.

About the village

Sutton Hall

Sutton Hall which was built in the 18th century and was the seat of the Smyth family until 1766. It is now used as timeshare holiday flats.[3]

There are eleven Grade II Listed Buildings in or near the village, including two mileposts, the former post office and village store and the former Methodist church.

Outside links

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