Sherburn, North Yorkshire

Sherburn is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It was historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It is situated on the south side of the Vale of Pickering, immediately north of the Yorkshire Wolds. Sherburn lies 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Weaverthorpe, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Brompton, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of East Heslerton and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Ganton.

Sherburn is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population830 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE958770
Civil parish
  • Sherburn
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°10′48″N 0°31′56″W / 54.179880°N 0.532360°W / 54.179880; -0.532360Coordinates: 54°10′48″N 0°31′56″W / 54.179880°N 0.532360°W / 54.179880; -0.532360
St Hilda's Church, Sherburn

According to the 2011 Census.[1] Sherburn parish had a population of 830. This was an increase on the population of 786 recorded in the 2001 UK census.[2]


In 2011 excavations to the east of the present village uncovered the remains of a large Anglo Saxon settlement.[3]

St. Hilda's Church is a Grade II* listed building and forms part of the Sykes Churches Trail. It was restored by C. Hodgson Fowler for Sir Tatton Sykes between 1909–1912.[4] This included the addition of the tower. The Grade II listed village cross was given to the village by Sir Tatton Sykes in thanksgiving for the restoration for the church and was designed by Temple Moore.[5] In October 2019 thieves stripped lead from the north side of the church roof.[6]

During the Second World War Sherburn hosted a small prisoner of war camp.[7] The buildings survived in a variety of agricultural uses until the early 21st century when they were replaced by the Vicarage Farm Close development.

Amenities and leisureEdit

The village is served by a Church of England Voluntary Controlled primary school run as a federation with another school located in West Lutton.[8]

Sherburn has a village convenience store located on st Hilda’s street which has been serving the communities for nearly a century.

Sherburn is home to a North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Retained Fire Station.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail and the Centenary Way long-distance footpath runs just south of the village. Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 166 passes 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south east of Sherburn.[9]

Sherburn Cricket Club field two teams in the Scarborough Beckett Cricket League.


The A64 trunk road passes through the village. A regular Yorkshire Coastliner bus service providing connections to Scarborough, Malton, York and Leeds is operated by Transdev Blazefield.[10]

Sherburn was served by Weaverthorpe railway station on the York-Scarborough line between 1845 and 1930.[11]


Local brothers Wilf and Frank Ward established a steelworks business (Ward Brothers), in the village, post the Second World War. The firm was a large employer in the Scarborough and Ryedale area. The Wards site now contains factories of Severfield[12] and the Kingspan Group.[13] The Kingspan factory also hosts a 5 MW solar array, one of the largest commercial rooftop solar projects in the UK.[13]


The parish council is Sherburn Parish Council.

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches east to Staxton and west to East Heslerton and has a ward population taken at the 2011 Census of 1,980.[14] Sherburn gave its name to rural district in the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1935, when the district was abolished and the village transferred to Norton Rural District.[15] Sherburn was transferred from the East Riding to North Yorkshire on 1 April 1974, although its previous status is reflected by the name of the village’s pub, the East Riding Hotel.[16]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sherburn Parish (1170217293)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Sherburn Parish (36UF098)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Archaeological Excavations in Sherburn 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Hilda (1175457)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  5. ^ Historic England. "VILLAGE CROSS, Sherburn (1149672)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Sherburn church warden speaks out after lead theft". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Shurburn Parish Plan 2009" (PDF). June 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Home". Sherburn Church of England Primary School. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Map of the National Cycle Network". Sustrans. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Coastliner Bus Service Information ~ Transdev". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Yorkshire Coast Firm Severfield On the Move". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Eneco snaps up rooftop solar portfolio from Kingspan Energy". Solar Power Portal. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  14. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sherburn 2011 Census Ward (1237325164)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Sherburn RD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  16. ^ "East Riding Hotel". Scarborough CAMRA. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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