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North Riding
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Hackness Hall
Grid reference: SE969906
Location: 54°18’6"N, 0°30’40"W
Population: 221  (2011, with hamlets)
Post town: Scarborough
Postcode: YO13
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Scarborough and Whitby

Hackness is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, within the North York Moors and the eponymous National Park. The parish population was recorded at 221 by the 2011 census.


Hackness is mentioned as the site of a double monastery or nunnery by Bede, writing in the early 8th century. The present Church of Saint Peter is a Grade I listed building, parts of which date from the 11th century.[1]

The church also possesses fragments of a high cross dating from the late 8th or early 9th century. These preserve parts of a Latin prayer for Saint Æthelburh and an illegible inscription, apparently in the runic alphabet.[2]

Hackness Hall and its landscape gardens were created in the 1790s. The house, a Grade I listed building, was commissioned by Richard Van den Bempde-Johnstone, who had inherited the estate through his mother. A new entrance was added in 1810. Fire damage in 1910 was restored under the direction of Walter Brierley.[3]


  • Tennis

Outside links

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  1. National Heritage List 1296564: Church of St Peter, Hackness (Grade I listing)
  2. Blair, John (2005). The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society. Oxford University Press. pp. 145–147. ISBN 978-0-19-921117-3. 
  3. "Hackness Hall and Railings and Railings Attached to Terrace on Garden Front, Hackness". British Listed Buildings. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-327371-hackness-hall-and-railings-and-railings-. Retrieved 3 September 2012.