Scrayingham is a village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. The population was less than 100 at the 2011 census. Details are included in the civil parish of Howsham, North Yorkshire. The village is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east from the centre of the city and county town of York.

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St Peter & St Paul
Scrayingham is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
• London175 mi (282 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYork
Postcode districtYO41
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°01′53″N 0°53′07″W / 54.031444°N 0.88522°W / 54.031444; -0.88522Coordinates: 54°01′53″N 0°53′07″W / 54.031444°N 0.88522°W / 54.031444; -0.88522

Scrayingham is significant for being the parish where George Hudson was born and buried.[1] Today the area has a horse riding school, a few small businesses and a mixture of modern stone cottages built in the Georgian style, and traditional preserved cottages from earlier times. It also has a post office.[2]

The hamlet of Leppington, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the north-east, forms part of the parish.

In 1823 Scrayingham was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Buckrose and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The living for the ecclesiastical parish and the parish church of St Peter's was under the patronage of the King. Population at the time was 157, with occupations including nine farmers, two tailors, a cooper, and the landlord of The Horse & Jockey public house. Resident in the parish was a schoolmaster, the parish curate, and a yeoman.[3]

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  1. ^ History of York, The Railway King George Hudson
  2. ^ Post Office Finder - Royal Mail
  3. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 385