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Grosmont Village


Local Amenities
Location Map
Accommodation in Grosmont
Local Sights
Community Groups
Heritage (History, Geology & Archaeology)

Looking towards the village of Grosmont

Looking down upon Grosmont

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Situated in the heart of the Esk Valley Grosmont has a significant industrial history.

Local Amenities

A picturesque village set in woodlands and traditional farmland.

Grosmont is a village with an industrial past, amineties available include:

  • Preserved steam railway.
  • Public house.
  • Craft shop.
  • Cafe.
  • car park.
  • picnic area.
  • General grocery shop.
  • Toilets with disabled facilites.
  • Guest houses and cottages for rent.
  • post office

The prefix of the Post Code for Grosmont is YO22-5.

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Grosmont is located in grid C2 community location map

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Accommodation in Grosmont

Below are details of accommodation listed with us in the North Yorks Moors village of Grosmont.

The Esk Valley is situated at the heart of the North York Moors National Park where accommodation available includes self catering, Bed and Breakfast (B&B), holiday cottages, guest houses, hotels, farm house holidays as well as static and touring caravan and camping sites.


Converted Roadman's Living Van providing comfortable and unusual self catering accommodation for two.

interior view of Charlie's Van

Situated between Grosmont and Heartbeat's Goathland, Charlie's Van overlooks the steam railway and is within easy walking distance of 'The World's Best Pub' at Beckhole.
Reminisce about life working as a road mender, while you relax by the stove, waiting for the kettle to boil. Alternatively explore the local area with its many moorland or woodland walks and waterfalls. The perfect escape.
Spacious twin bedded accommodation with cooker, fridge, solid fuel stove, private parking and shower facilities. All bedding, towels and fuel are included. Dogs most welcome.

Interior view of Charlie's Van showing bunk bed

From the logbook:

"Less is definitely more"
"The only holiday destination we've ever returned to"
"You don't realise what you've got until you have the tranquility to appreciate it"

For a brochure please ring Phil or Tam Naylor on +44 (0)1947 895309.
or write to them at:

Tam and Phil Naylor
Oak Tree House
Esk Valley
YO22 5BG

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Facilities at CHARLIE'S VAN

Twin Room Strictly No Smoking Linen in Price Private/Off Street Parking Pets Allowed Bike Facilities Hiker Facilities Gas/Electric Fire Laundry/Washing Machine Kitchen Facilities Fridge/Freezer Radio Open Fire Garden Toilets On Site Showers

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Local Sights

Grosmont has a select few country walks.

Set in traditional farmland it is the heritage of Grosmont that people are drawn to.
Take your camera, as the view is wonderful if you visit Low Bride Stones at Sheep House Rigg on the edge of Goathland moor.

Looking towards the village of Grosmont

Looking towards Grosmont

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Community Groups

The following are details of local none profit making Community Service Group or Registered Charitable Organisation, serving this community.

There is a writers group which meets every alternate Monday evening in the Crossing club at 8.30pm. They are currently compiling their stories to be published into a book in autumn 2013. Also they are writing short stories to be read at the church harvest festival in October. There are always loads of inspirational stories and anyone is most welcome to join. More information at

There is also a gardening group which meets in the church on the third Wednesday of the month, usually, at 2pm.

If you are an organiser or member of a group or organisation and would like to see your details here, please contact us on

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Grosmont was originally Grandimont, taking its name from a small priory founded about 1200 which once stood near the north bank of the Esk, but unlike the ironworks, the priory has left no visible sign of its existence. Uncertain too is the exact postion of the ford where the Roman road from the south crossed the river.

The village of Grosmont

Grosmont Village

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However, some notable relics of a far earlier period still remain on the moor about a mile to the east. The weathered monoliths known as the High Bride Stones form a line of five standing and many fallen stones, in close company with the great tumuli marking another ancient route. A second group, the Low Bride Stones, stand on a terrace at a lower level, making a rather confused pattern of smaller standing stones. The meaning and purpose of these prehistoric relics is a matter for the experts, but at least they bear witness to the immense time span of human occupation in this corner of Yorkshire.


During the early part of the 19th century Grosmont became an important centre for the mining and smelting of iron ore. The industry has long since ceased and the furnaces have been demolished but the waste lands still remain between the river and the railway station. Quarries and clay-pits for brickmaking have also contributed to local employment so that Grosmont still carries the unmistakable brand of its industrial past.

The Railway

In 1835, the Whitby and Pickering Railway, one of the earliest in Yorkshire, was completed between Whitby and Grosmont and soon extended to Pickering. In 1865 the Esk Valley branch arrived to make a junction at Grosmont. This line had started as the north Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway in 1854 and had reached Kildale three years later. The North Eastern Railway Company then took it over and extended it further by leisurely stages until its eventual link-up at Grosmont produced a through route between Teesside and Whitby.

Nort Yorks Moors Railway Grosmont

NYMR Grosmont

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Grosmont became a relatively important junction, and the station was quite a hive of industry in the ensuing years. With the coming of the motor vehicle and the subsequent decline of railways nationwide, the traffic through Grosmont Station became less and less, until finally in 1965, the notorious Dr. Beeching wielded his axe, and the link to York was broken.

On 3rd June 1967 a group of railway enthusiasts banded together to form the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with a view to re-opening the line from Grosmont to Pickering. This objective has been achieved and during the Spring and Summer months there is great activity. Tourists come from all over the country to enjoy what must be one of the most beautiful stretches of railway country in the world.

If you have any knowledge or have information about local history, folklore, geology & archaeology which you think would be of interest to other please contact us.

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