Healaugh, West Riding

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West Riding
Junction in Healaugh - geograph.org.uk - 248184.jpg
Junction in Healaugh
Grid reference: SE4996347711
Location: 53°55’20"N, 1°14’24"W
Population: 249  (2011 (inc. Catterton)[1]))
Post town: Tadcaster
Postcode: LS24
Dialling code: 01904
Local Government
Council: Selby
Selby and Ainsty

Healaugh is a village and parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, within the Ainsty wapentake. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 161 in 63 households.[2] The population had increased to 249 at the 2011 census.[1] The village is about three miles north north-east of Tadcaster.


Healaugh Park Priory was established near the village at the site now called Healaugh Manor Farm.[3] It was founded in 1218 by Jordan de Santa Maria and his wife, Alice, who was the granddaughter of Bertram Haget. Haget had previously granted the lands outside the village for a hermitage to Gilbert, a monk of Marmoutier.[4] It was finally dissolved in 1535. After the dissolution, it served as the Manor house, amongst whose owners were Sir Arthur D'Arcy and Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton.[5]


The parish covers an area of 3,378 acres of which the village occupies 2,666 acres. It lies 2¼ miles west of Askham Richard, 1⅔ miles east of Wighill and 1¼ miles north of Catterton. A short distance to the east of the village is Dam Dyke which flows via Catterton Beck and The Foss into the River Wharfe near Bolton Percy.


There is a church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, which was built in Norman times.[5] The vicar Charles Voysey was deprived of the living in 1871 for his heterodox views.

Notable people

  • Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton (1495 – 23 August 1568) - resident, buried in the village
  • John Parker (Whig politician) (21 October 1799 – 5 September 1881) - buried in the village
  • Mark Westaby (born 17 April 1965), British strongman competitor - born in the village


Views of Healaugh
Healaugh Priory  
Healaugh Manor Farm  
Healaugh, St John The Evangelist Church  


  1. 1.0 1.1 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Healaugh Parish (1170217406)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/sources/census_2011_ks/report?compare=1170217406. Retrieved 18 March 2018 
  2. "Parish Census 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=798263&c=healaugh&d=16&e=15&g=477039&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1350247106166&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  3. Historic England. "Priory (54769)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=54769. Retrieved 14 October 2012 
  4. Page, William, ed (1974). A History of the County of York: Volume 3. London. pp. 216–219. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 874. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 

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