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North Riding
Scruton main street.jpg
Scruton's main street
Location: 54°19’33"N, 1°32’30"W
Local Government
Council: Hambleton

Scruton is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It is five miles west of Northallerton, and according to the 2001 census the village then had a population of 442.

Scruton is a Thankful Village, one of very few British villages that lost no men in the First World War.


The parish church is St Redegand's, a busy church in the life of the village. It has weekly services and is also a favoured venue for concerts and other village events.

The village

Scruton is a lively, sociable village that boasts a set of activities and amenities out of proportion with its size. The pub (the Coore Arms), the village hall (the Coore Memorial Hall) and the church are all venues for village activities.

The village hall is home to Scruton Karate (Wado-Ryu) Club, Scruton craft circle, pilates and keep fit and Scruton Toddler Group, activities that take place every week. It is also home to monthly domino drives, frequent Scruton Society meetings, bi-monthly parish council meetings and meetings for other clubs and societies in the village.

St Radegund's provides a wonderfully acoustic venue for concerts and hosts other occasional village events.

Scruton also revels in excellent outdoor venues. The village green is maintained to a high standard by the parish council, and is the venue for the annual village fete. Scruton Playing Field provides villagers with a tennis court, children's play equipment and a football pitch. The playing field is home to Scruton Football Club. Adjacent to the playing field is Scruton Cricket Club, with both seniors and juniors teams at the club and weekly coaching sessions.

The village has an extensive network of public rights of way, maintained by the parish council.


  • The Safari Supper, annually
  • Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail twice a year
  • Harvest Walk

At Christmas-time a great many events vie for space in the social calendar.

Railway station

Scruton's railway station closed down long ago but there is now a project, in partnership with the Wensleydale Railway and the Wensleydale Railway Trust to restore the station (and re-open it in Spring 2012). A survey of the station in 2006 by specialist railway engineers rated Scruton station as a uniquely well preserved example of the type, now mostly lost in Britain.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Scruton)