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Ugthorpe Village

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Local Amenities
Accommodation in Ugthorpe
Local Sights
Community Groups
Heritage (History, Geology & Archaeology)

The Old Windmill as you enter the village of Ugthorpe

Entering Ugthorpe

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Local Amenities

Ugthorpe is a village lying approximately 1 mile East of the A171 Whitby to Guisborough main road.

Ugthorpe is a picturesque village set in traditional farmland, amenities available include:

  • public house
  • public phone box
  • post box
  • two churches - Christ Church C of E and St Anne Catholic Church
  • church hall

The prefix of the Post Code for Ugthorpe is YO21-2.

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Accommodation in Ugthorpe

We do not currently have any accommodation listed in Ugthorpe, but hope to be able to bring you details soon.

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Local Sights

Ugthorpe has several bridleways and footpaths that enable you to discover the local countryside

Set in traditional farmland in the heart of the Esk Valley, Ugthorpe makes a great base from which to explore the area, if you do not want to travel too far there are several bridleways and footpaths that enable you to discover the local countryside.

Christ Church in the village of Ugthorpe

Christ Church Ugthorpe

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Community Groups

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

There are many community groups serving the area and it our intention to bring you details of their activities, if you are an organiser or member of a group or organisation and would like to see your details here, please contact us on enquiries@eskvalley.com

Can you spot the farm cat in this picture of Ugthorpe?

Spot the farm cat

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Heritage

Research is currently being carried out to bring you further details of Ugthorpe's heritage

Ligulph, a Saxon nobleman had lands here before the Norman conquest.
In the Domesday Book the village is called Ughetorp. It may have come by it's name because the Anglian word 'Ug' is one of the names for the Oak trees that were once so bountiful here. Alternatively, it may have been from the name 'Ughe' or 'Uggr' & 'Thorp' meaning village.

The area was known to have a strong Roman Catholic community and during the persecution of the Catholics, priests would travel to remote farms and houses to perform their duties to the faithful in secret. Some houses had small hiding places built into the walls where priests were hidden when there was danger of them being discovered. One such priest was the Reverend Father Nicholas Postgate, who was executed and his body quartered at York in 1679 after having baptised a child. An excise man apprehended him in Whitby in the hope of being rewarded 20. This reward was not forthcoming and according to the Whitby Gazette, he died 'miserably by his own hand'.

St Annes Roman Catholic Church in the village of Ugthorpe

St Annes church Ugthorpe

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The Romans may have had some interest here as a number of Silver Roman coins were turned up by a plough in 1792 in a field North of Ugthorpe mill.
A further hoard of 22 silver coins was found in 1998 and is now in Whitby Museum.

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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