Hunsingore is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near the River Nidd and the A1(M) motorway, about 20 miles (32 km) west of York, and 4 miles (6.4 km) north east of Wetherby.


St John the Baptist Church

Looking across the fields to Hunsingore
Location within North Yorkshire
Population129 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE429534
Civil parish
  • Hunsingore
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLS22
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber


Hunsingore translates as "ofer or ridge of Hunsinge’s people". In the Domesday Book, the village is listed as Hulsingovre. The Goodricke family owned lots of land in the area and they lived in New House in Hunsingore rather than Ribston Hall. New House was believed to have been destroyed by Cromwell after the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.[2]

Originally Hunsingore was in the Claro Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire.[3] Since the county boundary shake up of 1974, it has been in North Yorkshire.

There used to be a water-powered corn mill on the River Nidd by the weir. The weir is still on the river, but the mill has been converted into housing.[4][5]

There used to be a primary school in the village, but it was closed down due to low numbers. Children from Cowthorpe used to come across from the south bank of the Nidd via a footbridge to attend school here.[6]

There is a church in the village, St John the Baptist. The church is now in the Lower Nidderdale Parish.[7]


The nearest railway station is Cattal which is 2.5 mi (4 km) by road. The bus service through the village runs twice daily and is a Demand Responsive Service (IE must be booked in advance) to Wetherby.[8]

The village is bounded to the west by the A1(M), but access must be gained by going on the A168 to the next junction in either direction. The A59 passes just north of Cattal and gives access to York and Harrogate.

People associated with Hunsingore


  1. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hunsingore Parish (E04007361)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. "Hunsingore Conservation Character Appraisal" (PDF). Harrogate Borough Council. 21 September 2011. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  3. "Hungerton to Huntingdon". British History Online. BHO. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. "Domesday Reloaded - River Nidd". BBC. 1986. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. "The Corn Mill on North Bank of the River Nidd, Hunsingore". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  6. "Hunsingore School 2011". Domesday Reloaded. BBC. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. "Hunsingore St John". A Church Near You. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  8. "Demand Responsive Service" (PDF). North Yorks Travel Info. NYCC. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2015.

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