Village Information

Grewelthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England situated 3 miles (5 km) south of Masham and 6.2 miles (10 km) north of Ripon. It is located in the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty.

The name Grewelthorpe derives from the words Gruel and Thorpe, Gruel being a family name and thorpe meaning "outlying farmstead".

Grewelthorpe was mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was known as Torp and was in the ownership of Gospatric.

In 2009 Grewelthorpe has one active church, St James's and a the pub, the Crown, is currently closed. Although it is hoped to reopen in the future as a Community Asset. The village has a duck pond, which is a distinctive feature of the village, it is populated by ducks which people come from surrounding villages to feed.

The local primary school is known as Grewelthorpe Church of England Primary school and takes children from two years old to eleven years old. The current school building was opened in June 2003 and is located at cross hills in Grewelthorpe. However, Grewelthorpe has had a school since 1876.

Unlike many Yorkshire villages Grewelthorpe does not currently have a cricket club. It last had one in the 1950s, but it folded because of the failure to find a suitable playing field.

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