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About Sheriff Hutton

A picturesque village with a number of period homes, Sheriff Hutton is one of York's hidden gems. Just a few miles from the city's busy centre but with rural tranquility, it is ideal for professionals and families. An active community, castle ruins and a well-regarded primary school are waiting.

Things to do

Sheriff Hutton village hall has facilities for sports like badminton and there is a tennis club with hard courts. There is also a bowls club and local cricket club with a pavilion and club house. In the village there is the old castle, a little outside is the Sheriff Hutton park for walks and a little further afield is Kirkham Priory, Castle Howard and the beautiful Howardian Hills.

Eating & Drinking

Quarmbys is the village cafe and The Castleman Inn and The Highwayman Inn are both in the village and serve food. Farlington is home to the Blacksmiths Arms and Thornton-le-Clay has the White Swan Inn. There is a Pizza World restaurant and surrounding villages have Indian restaurants to try.


There is a jewellers, wine shop and post office in the village and a thriving industrial estate to the south. For a bigger grocery shop, you can head to Tesco Express and Londis in Strensall. Big brand shops are just half an hour away in York.


Sheriff Hutton Primary School is in the village and secondary education can be found at Easingwold School ten miles away.

Transport Links

The village is on the cusp of the Howardian Hills and close to the North York Moors. Close to the A64 road between Scarborough and York as well as the A19 between Thirsk and York, Sheriff Hutton offers easy access to the North Yorkshire coast, the north east and the city centre. The closest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport.


Sheriff Hutton has a long, unique history and its geography made it the perfect lace for Roman settlements - in fact, artefacts have been found that date back to 6000BC. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book and had several land owners before the crown took most following the Norman invasion. The focal point of the village is the castle that was built by John Neville and completed in 1398. Before he became known as Richard III, Richard was placed in the household of the Neville family. 

Did you know?

The manor was once owned by 17th century politician Sir Thomas Ingram the landowner and politician whose family is associated with Temple Newsam near Leeds.

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