Hovingham is in great farming country on the North Yorkshire Moors. Whilst farmers are notoriously hard to please it must be a joy to work here with the animals and crops.
- The parish is large containing Coulton, Scackleton, and six other townships. Hovingham, formerly a market town, is situated in the vale of Ryedale.
- There were three mineral springs, yielding respectively sulphurous, chalybeate, and clear water. Originally Hovingham was the site of a Roman bath.
- Ancient parish information is available from the local historian.
- Hovinham Hall, for 440 years, has been the home of the Worsley family. The Palladian house was built in 1770 and is open through June.
- Hovingham Womens Fellowship is just one of the community activities in the area.
- Sport is taken seriously with Tennis, Cricket, Bowls and Table Tennis clubs all active.
- A full community plan can be downloaded from this pdf.
- Gardens in Hovingham will be open to the public
- All Saints Church (above) was rebuilt in 1860 retaining its Anglo-Saxon tower and a number of other early features including a Saxon west doorway and a 10th century Saxon wheel cross inset over the south belfry.
- The Worsley Arms is the only hotel in Hovingham but there is a shop and tearoom situated on the green. Walking is a popular activity and you can enjoy the magnificent North Yorkshire countryside
- The Hovingham Estate has been in the ownership of the Worsley family for 450 years.
- It is a thriving rural Estate, in the heart of North Yorkshire located 17 miles North of the City of York.
- The majority of the Estate lies within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- photo Hovingham Ford – Yorkshire by nick.garrod CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
- It was the childhood home of the Duchess of Kent Katharine Worsley.,
- About a mile from the village is The Spa, which is much visited during the summer months by invalids; the waters are of a sulphursodaic character, and there is also a copious and very strong chalybeate spring, and one of pure rock water.