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  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
  • Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite

    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
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  • Parish Council Minutes Archive 2017

    Minutes from Parish Council meetings in 2017
  • Northern Powergrid and Gas Networks

    The Northern Power Grid and the Northern Gas Networks are the organisations responsible for the delivery of  electricity and gas within our region
  • Yoga Classes

    Jann is a Yoga & Energy Medicine Teacher and Therapist and lover of all things Holistic, Herbal, Organic and Natural and I’m a life long passionate supporter of The Healing Arts that are rooted in our Ancient Wisdoms of Massage, Dancing, Sound, Singing, Drumming, Painting, Meditating, Coming together in circle. Jann's weekly sessions are hosted at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall and listed in the hall's Contact Jann for details:Tel:  07585 807046Web: (with Events section at
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    Beware of Computer Scams If you receive a  phone call purporting to be from Microsoft support or similar, to say that your computer has sent them a critical error message, ignore it even if they have your phone number and name!They will get you to visit a particular web page in your web browser. Something on the web page will enable them to have control of your computer. They can then load spyware, steal passwords or just use your machine to relay other illegal content, for example.If you think it might be genuine (VERY unlikely!), thank the caller, put the phone down, then contact your computer supplier or Microsoft Support yourself - see Whenever you receive an unexpected email just copy the subject line or part of its text and paste it into Google. You will soon discover if it is a scam. NEVER open links or accept attachments from emails you are unsure of. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true; it probably is!
  • Hampsthwaite Picture House

    Check the programme of film screenings by visiting the Hampsthwaite Picture House website. Films screened at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends sat at our convivial, candle-lit tables with refreshments, 'nibbles', food and bar as appropriate to the film being shown. Tickets available from Hampsthwaite Post Office ( or at the door if available) - why not book a table and come as a group?
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Planning Information - 2016

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Planning information in the Hampsthwaite area supplied by Harrogate Borough Council

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Harrogate District Sites and Polices Development Plan - 2013


Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. A Draft Local Plan has been prepared and includes:

    policies to guide development
    sites for new homes and jobs
    options for a new settlement for the district
    allocations for Local Green Space
    development limits for settlements

a six week consultation on THE Draft Local Plan WILL START THIS FRIDAY 11 November, and CLOSE ON FRIDAY 23 December 2016.

In addition to the Draft Local Plan you are invited to submit your comments on the following supporting documents:

    Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment
    Sustainability Appraisal
    Habitat Regulations Assessment
    Equality Assessment

The council are also consulting on an updated Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the provision of open space in connection with new housing development.

Copies of the Draft Local Plan, Open Space SPD and a summary of the Sustainability Appraisal are also available to view during normal opening hours in all of the district's libraries, at the council's Crescent Gardens offices in Harrogate, Ripon Town Hall and Knaresborough House. All of the consultation documents (including the full Sustainability Appriasal), and other supporting documents can be viewed at:

The easiest way for you to submit comments on the Draft Local Plan is through our consultation portal at

You will need to log in to the consultation portal to make comments. If you have not already registered with the portal you can quickly and easily register by clicking on "login/register" next to the key symbol near the top of the homepage. If you have previously registered, or are not sure whether you have before, please do not re-register. Click on "Help" and refer to the FAQs section. Here you can find help on what to do if you need to re-set your password, have forgotten your username or are not sure if you have signed up before.

Alternatively you can write to us at P.O.Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW or Please make sure you include your full name and address with any comments you submit, we cannot accept comments submitted anonymously, or with only a name and email address.

However you choose to respond, please make sure your comments are submitted by 4:30pm on 23 December 2016.


As you have previously commented on, or requested to be informed of, information relating to the Harrogate District Local Plan I am writing to make you aware that the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) is now available to view on the council’s at

The SHELAA is a technical document that provides information about sites, submitted to the council for consideration as part of the Local Plan, which may have some potential for housing or employment at some stage in the future. It includes maps of settlements where land has been suggested, and provides some brief information about the sites e.g. the proposed use for the site.

The SHELAA is important as it helps to inform the preparation of the new Local Plan but it is not a planning decision making document and it does not determine if a site should be allocated for development or whether planning permission would be granted for development: the allocation of sites for future housing or economic development will be identified through the emerging Harrogate District Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plans. However, it does make realistic assumptions about the availability, suitability and deliverability of land to meet the identified housing and employment need over the plan period.

At this stage the SHELAA is being published for information only; please do not send any comments at this time; you will be able to comment on this document later in the year. We had hoped to consult on the SHELAA this summer, however, as this would mean consulting over the school holiday period we have now decided to hold the consultation alongside the Draft Local Plan to allow as many people as possible to comment.

If you require any further information then please email Alternatively ring 01423 500600 and ask to speak to the Planning Policy team.

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Applications and Appeals

  • Wind Farm Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Planning enforcement investigation :
  1. 12/00473/PR15 and 12/00474/PR15 Land Skipton Road Hampsthwaite and Adjacent to Mount Pleasant Farm (for information only - not available online)
  • Erection of 3 x 14.97m to hub Wind Turbines at Four Lane Ends Farm ,Burley Bank Road, Killinghall for Mr A.Fawcett
  • Gillthorn Grange
Planning Information - 2016

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