Place:Well, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWell
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.232°N 1.5922°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Hang East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Well is a small village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 4 miles south of Bedale, near Snape.

The 'well' of Well is a spring which, along with several other springs, feeds the beck running through the village.

There is a small church called St. Michael's.

The village has an old school with a school house. Although the school has been out of use for a long time, the school house has only just been vacated. They are both owned by "The Neville Trust", a charity named after an influential family from the Tudor period. With this is also a small playing field comprising two swings and a small football pitch and, as this is rarely used by the children in the village, the trust is now planning to sell all assets.

The village still has four almshouses called St Michael's Cottages with their own chapel.

There is a family-run pub called The Milbank Arms which serves food and drink throughout the day. The pub also has darts and dominoes teams, and hosts a pub quiz on Thursday evenings.

There is also a Methodist Chapel, which holds regular services, and a village institute, which is used for children's parties, coffee mornings and other events. Every August the village hosts a scarecrow trail in which most of the houses in the village create a scarecrow and give it a name; each house then has a number, and members of the public are given a sheet with a list of names and have to try and work out which name belongs to which scarecrow. The winner receives a cash prize. The competition usually runs from mid-August to early September.

The village also has many walks with spectacular views across the area; on a clear day, Roseberry Topping is visible.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Well was part of Bedale Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Bedale in the wapentake of Hang East.

GENUKI provides further information on the Neville family and the foundation of the village school.

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