Hampsthwaite is a North Yorkshire village 5 miles north west of Harrogate and lying to the south of the river Nidd. Hampsthwaite is designated as a Conservation Area and the area to the north and west of Hampsthwaite is recognised as an Area of Great Landscape Value
The village has a mixed population of approximately 1200, living mainly alongside two main streets and within a more recent housing development, who enjoy the benefits of a close, mutually supportive community and access to a wide range of facilities. These include a Village Room and the Memorial Hall for larger events, post office, shop, and Joiners' Arms.
The village was granted a charter in 1304 to hold an annual market and fair on the Feast of St Thomas the Martyr -
Hampsthwaite having one of the few churches in the UK to be named after St. Thomas a' Becket.
In 2004, the Methodist Church celebrated 100 yrs of Methodism in Nidderdale.
Visit our History section for more information on Hampsthwaite past.
"A History of Hampsthwaite - Book 1" comprising a collection of villagers' reminiscences describing life in Hampsthwaite since the early 20th century is now available - click here or on the book cover for more information.
Hampsthwaite CE Primary School is at the heart of the village and the focus for many community activities.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families - information on education and skills in the Killinghall Ward.
Link to Hampsthwaite in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The entry includes a comprehensive listing of other sites relating to Hampsthwaite obtained by clicking on the Map sources for Hampsthwaite link at the bottom of the page.
Link to Streetmap.co.uk to see street maps of the village and surrounding area (plus lots of adverts!).
Link to Google Maps to see street maps, get directions on how to get here and search for local businesses.
Link to Flood maps enter your Post Code to see where the Environment Agency estimates there may be floodplains if the river rises above its banks.
Link to CalverleyInfo is dedicated to the collection and free publication of all historical and genealogical information pertaining to Calverley Parish and the surrounding district and villages - including Hampsthwaite.