Allerston Village

THE CHURCH

St. John's Church at the northern end of the village was constructed in the l4~ Century, the nave and aisle being built first with the tower added at a later date. The Church has zigzag pieces of ornament built into the walls possibly from a Roman building on the same site. A document of 1595 refers to the church chancel and glass being decayed and the slates needing pointing . The church was restored in 1882-1883 at a cost of £1000. The vicarage at Ebberston was constructed in 1867 at a cost of £1500.

For further information follow the link....

http://www.visitthorntonledale.co.uk/local/st-john...

THE CHAPEL

This was re-built in 1924.

THE RAILWAY

The line through both villages was closed in 1950. Allerston station was originally named WILTON but was changed to EBBERSTON to avoid confusion with other places of similar name. The site in recent years has been resurrected to its former glory with carriages on the track being used as self-catering holiday accommodation. 'The Old Station' - well worth a visit.

https://www.theoldstationallerston.co.uk/

THE SCHOOL

The "Public Elementary School and schoolmaster's house was built by public subscription in 1874, but there had been a school of some sort erected in 1839. The school was closed in 1945 when the children were transferred to Thornton-le-Dale.

PUBLIC HOUSES AND GREAT ACCOMMODATION

The present public house "The Cayley Arms" was recently extensively refurbished. and what a job they did. Almost unrecognisable from what it was you can now be assured of a very warm welcome. The pub boasts open plan bar area, cosy log fires, a fine selection of beers, ales, spirits, gin galore and a fortnightly quiz night to name but a few of the delights on offer.

Now serving the best Sunday Lunch in the area and meals nightly either served in the dinning room or lovely bar area. Also 5 sumptuous rooms.

Best pub in Ryedale? You tell us! 

See: https://www.cayleyarmsallerston.co.uk/ for details

The pub was named of course after Sir George Cayley,  the British Aviation Pioneer, who held lands in the surrounding area. The 'Cayley Arms' is now the only one in the village. In 1823 there was "The Heart and in 1840 "The Plough and the "Osbaldeston Arms.

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

There was once a station and rail line running through the Southern end of the village...now you can stay there in what is more unusual but totally luxury self catering accommodation at the apply titled 'Old Station'

The self catering accommodation set overlooking open countryside is within luxurious railway carriages.

See: https://www.theoldstationallerston.co.uk/ for more details

CARAVAN AND CAMPING

Yorkshire's very best camping and camping holiday park is on the Southern edge of the village. 'Vale of Pickering' was recently voted best in Yorkshire and just a short walk from the pub...what more do you want.
See: https://www.valeofpickering.co.uk/ for details.

FAMOUS PEOPLE
Capt. Oates, who died on the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911, lived at Low Farm, now divided into two houses.

ALLERSTON IN 2018

There are currently 106 houses within the village. This does not take into account outlying farms and cottages. In the last 33 years 48 residences, either new or conversions of existing buildings, have been built, almost doubling the size of the village in that time.

We have in the village a signwriter, a blacksmith (farrier), two joiners and a builder, alongside an award winning caravan site, the best pub in Ryedale and some superb self-catering holiday accommodation.

SERVICES

Allerston still owns its own water supply, from the spring on the North of the Al70, being administered by the Parish Council. Supplies were sorely stretched in the drought years of the early 1990s when the spring became a trickle and a new larger holding tank had to be installed. The water supply is thought to be the largest community supply in North Yorkshire. Between 2010 and 2015 a concerted effort was made to renew pipes throughout the village and in 2016 major investment saw the renewal and upgrade of the storage tanks.

DOCTORS

Doctor's surgeries are at the nearby villages of Snainton and Thornton-le-Dale.

POLICE

Allerston is on the outer edge of the Filey Police area. If you have a problem, it's no good phoning Malton or Scarborough - they will only give you the Filey telephone number.

TRADESMEN

A Milkman supplies the village.

A fresh fish van also visits on a Tuesday afternoon at 15.20.

BUS SERVICE

The 128 Helmsley to Scarborough bus operates along the main Al70.

POST OFFICE

Since the closure of the village shop, the Post Office now comes for an hour on Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon enabling residents to collect their pensions, buy stamps etc. and obtain other Post Office services.



For a handy Allerston 'ABC' please click the link below, kindly put together by Margaret Grey:

Allerston 'ABC' Sept 2019.pdf