The name Hepscott is Old English in origin and may be a derivation of "Shepherd's Cote".
Sights about the village
The most historic building in Hepscott is Hepscott Hall, a three storey, rectangular mediæval pele tower. The Hall was associated with a deer park. The traces of part of the boundary wall of the deer park survive along the track to Field House Farm. Another historic building of importance is a smithy dating to the late 18th century that is a Grade II Listed Building.
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