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Hampsthwaite Village buildings and their histories

In 1999 the Village Society published the first of its planned series of books on village history and a second book in the series will deal with some of the buildings in the village, their histories and uses. To support and extend that work the Village Society has decided to create this archive of all village buildings in which it is hoped to include a picture of each building with a short architectural description. Buildings with a special history will be the subject of additional and further comment.

A History of Hampsthwaite - Book 1

A History of Hampsthwaite - Book 1 *BUY NOW!*

A History of Hampsthwaite - Book 1 A collection of villagers' reminiscences describing life in Hampsthwaite since the early 20th century. Old photographs of the village including Church Street, High Street and properties that have disappeared or been replaced. Tales of school life, lunch in the café, the village shops, working on the farm and much more.

A History of Hampsthwaite. Written and published by people in Hampsthwaite.

To Order your copy send a cheque for £7.50* payable to Hampsthwaite Village Society to:
Hampsthwaite Village Book, 4 St Thomas a'Becket Walk,
Hampsthwaite, Harrogate HG3 2FS.

Please enclose your name, address and a contact telephone number.

* Covers Postage and packaging for UK mainland only. For postage outside UK mainland, please email for price

Images of Old Hampsthwaite

Old Hampsthwaite

See also images of old Hampsthwaite in the galleries section

Conservation area PDF file

Hampsthwaite Conservation Area

PDF file publication by Harrogate District Council containing a wealth of information on the history, development, architecture, setting and spatial characteristics of the Hampsthwaite conservation area and including a simplified map showing the area boundary.

For general reference, also available is the previous version as a PDF file publication by Harrogate District Council but now superceded by the February 2009 publication above

Gravestone Photographic Resource

Gravestone Photographic Resource

The Gravestone Photographic Resource project is an attempt to provide a much needed on-line resource for family historians. When the project first started all the monuments in a burial ground of people born before 1901 were photographed. These images are then used to extract all names and details from each monument. Once all the images have been processed, the information is added to the internet database.Go to the site and search for Hampsthwaite to see the names that appear on the gravestone photographs for St Thomas a Beckett Parish Church

There are currently over 4 billion records available to search. From historical censuses and parish records, to military records and passenger lists, your family's past is waiting to be discovered. To discover your long lost ancestors, start here.

The Unnetie Digitisation Project

The Unnetie Digitisation Project

The New Opportunities Fund (NOF) has awarded North Yorkshire County Library Service funding to conserve and promote several unique photographic archives stored at the County Library Headquarters, Harrogate and Scarborough libraries. Go to the site and search for Hampsthwaite to see old photos of our village

Hampsthwaite info

Hampsthwaite info

Historical and genealogical information pertaining to the Yorkshire parish of Hampsthwaite and the surrounding district and villages.


The Ancient Parish of Hampsthwaite

GENUKI aims to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information

Translation of original Feast charter

Feast Charter

Translation, by Mary Johnson, of the original grant found amongst the Close Rolls of 33rd Edward 1

Link to Feast history outline

Feast History

An outline of events around 1304 - the time the Feast Charter was granted

Millennium presentation by George Wainwright

Hampsthwaite: the last 100 years

Millennium presentation given by George Wainwright on the history of the village from 1898 to 1998

The Gentry of the Dale presentation by George Wainwright

"The Gentry of the Dale"

Presentation given by George Wainwright in 2001