Hutton Cranswick is a working community comprising the villages of Hutton and Cranswick. Situated 3 miles south of Driffield on the A164 road to Beverley in the county of East Yorkshire it has a good selection of shops including a mini markets, a butcher, a fish and chip shop, a post office, farm shop, gymnasium, hairdresser and two public houses. The population is around 2000 with 870 houses. It is regarded by most residents and the local authorities as one village and it’s mainly a working village with a small but growing retirement community.
Hutton Cranswick’s main claim to fame is its village green, which is claimed to be the largest in the East Riding. It runs to some six and a half acres and provides the village with a pleasant visitor attraction that includes mature and impressive horse chestnut trees, a children’s play area and the village pond complete with ducks.
There are three halls in the village; the sports hall mainly provides facilities for sports clubs. The others provide facilities for official meetings and are otherwise well occupied by various clubs and societies including a very active W.I. a gardening club, sequence dancing, a bowls club, Karate, children’s activities, tai chi, an art class etc. The halls do not belong to the village. They are owned and managed by the Sports and Recreation Association, the Methodist Church and the Women’s Institute.
The village produces each month a 24 page Bulletin providing advertising for local business, comment on local affairs and the opportunity to advise residents of forthcoming events and the success or otherwise of past activities.
There is a thriving industrial estate with a good mix of industries providing varied employment opportunities. (Including two PLC’s) three garages and a caravan agency along with various small business’s in workshop units.
The village is served well by local transport between Scarborough and Hull having a station on the east coast line and bus stops on the A164.
The village has a history traceable to the Domesday Book, some of which was recorded in 1980 by Herbert Johnson in his book “A Tale of Two Villages.” The last twenty years was updated by a resident author in 2000 and reprinted by the Bulletin Committee as a millennium project.
The village has recently seen the building of an area of low cost housing, infill developments with a mix of housing and single dwellings on spare pockets of land. This has led to an increase of population.
There is a purpose built sports and recreation centre providing facilities for football and cricket teams from around the area, archery, tennis on floodlit courts and a fully stocked fishing lake. The village currently has the use of a community bus on a Thursday providing transport links around the village and a service to the bus stop and train station. Until recently the village was served by three public houses one of which has since been de-
A broadband connection is available for those wishing to work from home.