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The town has its own Town Council made of 11 councillors, two of which are returned to the District Council.[13]

Easingwold is served by[16] to nearby villages, towns and the city of York. This includes services run by the local coach business, Stephenson's of Easingwold.[17] The Cabinet Office have their Emergency Planning College at the Hawkhills, Easingwold.[18][19]

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The market place was the site of an old toll booth. The base of the old market cross still exists next to what was the public hall. The public hall had replaced an old rows of 'shambles' where butchers sold their wares. The market place was also the site of a bullring used for baiting.[3] Records show that markets have been held in the town since 1221, but were formalised under letters patent from Charles I.[4]

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In 1781, a grammar school was founded in the town,[3] which is now the site of Easingwold Community Primary School.[4] A National School was built in 1862 in the town,[3] but now houses the town library.[4]

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Tucked away at the foot of the Howardian Hills, is one of Yorkshire little gems and a food lovers' paradise - Easingwold. This attractive Georgian market town regularly tops national charts in all manner of culinary fare. And with attractive countryside all around to explore you're sure to have no trouble building up an appetite!

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in 1908 Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, visited Easingwold as commander of the Northumbrian division of the newly formed Territorial Force.[1] Easingwold's Scout Group was founded two years later and is now the longest serving youth movement in the area.

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There has been a Wesleyan chapel in the town since 1786.[4] The location has changed several times, with the second building being erected in 1815 with a school added in 1860,[3] and finally finding a home in Chapel Street in 1975.[4]

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Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 a Poor law union was established in Easingwold in 1837. The town had a workhouse built in 1756 on Oulston Road.[3][4] In 1934 the workhouse was converted into a hospital for the mentally handicapped and known as the Claypenny Colony until 1993, when the site was sold and redeveloped as residential accommodation.[5][6]

According to the 1881 UK Census, the town had a population of 2,044.[3] According to the 2001 UK Census the population was 4,233, of which 3,428 were over the age of sixteen. Of those 1,843 were in employment.[14]

There are a number of local retail businesses in the town. The number of public houses has significantly reduced since the 19th century, when there were also a number of local brew houses, the names of which can still be seen on local houses.[4]

The town is an amalgamation of two smaller villages, Uppleby and Lessimers. The former being a settlement, or -by of a Dane called Upple, and the latter being an Angle settlement on the lease-mires, meaning leased land frequently waterlogged.[3]

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The town is situated within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. The town gives its name to the electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council in which it resides, as it does for the ward of Hambleton District Council.[12]

The name of Easingwold is Anglo Saxon in origin, with wold being a derivation of wald meaning forest, and the former part being a Saxon family name, possibly Esa.[4] King John had a hunting lodge there and the royal Forest of Galtres once surrounded the area.

The Catholic church on Long Street, erected in 1830, is dedicated to St John the Evangelist. A school was attached to the church in 1871.[3]

There used to be a Primitive Methodist chapel in the town, built in 1870.[3]

Easingwold is a small market town, electoral ward and a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it had a population of 4,233 at the 2001 census, increasing to 4,627 at the Census 2011.[1] It is located about 12 miles (19 km) north of York, at the foot of the Howardian Hills. It is the focal point for the numerous villages in the area for public services and economic activity.

There are 51 Grade II listed buildings in Easingwold, including five mileposts and the telephone kiosk in Back Lane.[10] The areas of Long Street; the Parish Church and Church Hill; Uppleby and the market place are all within the Easingwold Conservation Area.[11]

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In 1954 a secondary school, Easingwold School, was built and is now a community school and sixth form college with a pupil roll of around 1,000 pupils. Its catchment area includes Alne Primary, Crayke CE, Easingwold, Forest of Galtres Anglican/Methodist, Huby CE, Hustwaite CE, Linton on Ouse, Sheriff Hutton, Stillington and Sutton on the Forest CE Primary Schools.[27]

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Hambleton District Council has local offices in Church Hill.[23] The town has a public library situated in Tanpit Lane, just off the Market Place.[24][25] The tourist information office for the area is located in Chapel Lane.[26]


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Towards the centre of the town is Memorial Park. The site was formerly occupied by private tenants, a tennis club and a garage. After several years of planning and delay, the park was opened in September 1955.[13]

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Easingwold Cricket Club play at Memorial Park on Back Lane, and in the York & District Senior League/[31] To the south of the town is Easingwold Golf Club.[32]