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The Village Green, Husthwaite.jpg
The Village Green, Husthwaite
Grid reference: SE518750
Location: 54°10’7"N, 1°12’24"W
Population: 404  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO61
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Thirsk and Malton

Husthwaite is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, two and a half miles north from Easingwold.


The name probably derives from the Middle English 'hous', from Old English 'hus' meaning a house and thwaite - "a piece of land or land cleared of woods and converted to tillage".[1]

There has been a settlement on the site since before the Norman invasion.

The village was served by the Thirsk and Malton Line at a station near the Elphin Bridge.[2]

There was a Wesleyan Chapel built in 1841 in the village, now private residence.[1][3] A new Methodist building was built in 1928 next door to the old chapel.

Elphin Beck runs to the north of the village and is part of the tributary system of the River Swale.

The 2011 Census recorded the population as 404.


St Nicholas' Church, Husthwaite

Husthwaite is served as part of the no. 31X bus route between York and Helmsley.

The village school is Husthwaite CE Primary.

Husthwaite church is dedicated to St Nicholas. Some of the original Norman church remains, but it was mostly rebuilt in 1683. It is a Grade II* listed building.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 721. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  2. "Old railway". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. "Church". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. National Heritage List 1150764: Church of St Nicholas