Rillington is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

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St Andrew's Church, Rillington
Rillington is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population1,114 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE853743
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
Dialling code01944
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°09′30″N 0°41′42″W / 54.15820°N 0.69490°W / 54.15820; -0.69490Coordinates: 54°09′30″N 0°41′42″W / 54.15820°N 0.69490°W / 54.15820; -0.69490

Rillington was mentioned in the Domesday Survey in 1086 and rural life was relatively unchanged until the coming of the railway in 1845

The village has two pubs the Coach and Horses and The Fleece, both are located next to St Andrew's Church and the A64.


Rillington is on the A64 road, approximately 3 miles east of Malton and south-west of Scarborough.

A regular Yorkshire Coastliner bus service providing connections to Scarborough, Malton, York and Leeds is operated by Transdev Blazefield.

From 1845 until 1930 the village was served by a railway station which connected Rillington on the York to Scarborough Line.[2] Special trains continued until the 1960s, although the station has now been demolished.[3]


Rillington was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Ryedale District Council is the local authority, with Rillington Parish Council.

An electoral ward in the same name exists. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 1,743.[4]

Ryedale District Councillors
Year Party Member
1973 Independent Cllr S Harrison
1987 Independent Cllr Brian Maud
1991 Liberal Democrats Cllr Ms G Wilkinson
1999 Independent Cllr Brian Maud
2019 Conservative Cllr Nathan Garbutt-Moore

Rillington’s Councillor Nathan Garbutt-Moore was elected as Vice-Chairman of Ryedale District Council in 2020.


The village is served by Rillington Community Primary School. It also falls within the catchment area for Norton College.

Friends of Rillington School is a registered charity that raises funds for the Primary School.


It was after this village that Rillington Place in Notting Hill west London was named.


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Rillington Parish (1170217283)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  3. ^ Owston, Timothy (October 2007). "Rillington - an East Yorkshire village". Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  4. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Rillington 2011 Census Ward (1237325162)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 November 2015.

External linksEdit

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