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North Riding
Sinnington Bridge.jpg
The bridge at Sinnington
Grid reference: SE744857
Location: 54°15’43"N, 0°51’32"W
Population: 287  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO62
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Thirsk and Malton

Sinnington is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park. It sits beside the confusingly named River Seven.

According to the 2011 census, the parish has a total population of 287.

All Saints Church, Sinnington

The nineteenth century agricultural writer, William Marshall, was born here in 1745.

The village was formerly served by Sinnington railway station on the Gilling and Pickering railway line which opened in 1875 and closed on 31 January 1953[1] for both passengers and freight.

Typical of the area are the mediæval cruck-built longhouses of Sinnington. These were constructed as single storey combined dwelling and beast houses and made of the local Jurassic limestone. Originally they had ling thatched roofs, but they were mostly re-roofed in the 19th century with grey slate or red pantiles.[2] All Saints' Church has in its fabric an assemblage of dozens of fragments of pre-Norman crosses and hogback fragments scattered all over the building, inside and out. It appears that several - perhaps the numbers even reach double figures - significant crosses were broken up in order to provide building stone for the twelfth-century workers who built the church.[3]

Catherine Parr was resident in the manor of Sinnington, as Lady Latimer, between 1534 and 1543: she resided here as the second wife of John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, and he was her second husband, each having been previously widowed. Her third husband, after Latimer's death, was to be King Henry VIII; his sixth and final queen. The manor in nearby Nunnington was owned by her brother William Parr, later 1st Marquess of Northampton.

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  1. The Railways of Ryedale, Patrick Howat, 2004, p. 112
  2. Hartley, Marie; Ingilby, Joan (1972). Life in the Moorlands of North East Yorkshire. London: J M Dent and Sons Ltd. ISBN 0-460-03961-X. 
  3. Tolley, Chris (February 2003). "Pre-Norman Stone Crosses in the British Isles - Sinnington".