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  • VE Day 75 – Friday 8th May 2020

    Our Memorial Hall was built to honour the fallen in two world wars and give thanks to those who returned. It is appropriate therefore that we play our full part in the national celebrations and village activities planned for May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - moved to Friday 8th May for this purpose.Our afternoon begins with a what is hoped will be a re-enactment of what is believed to have been a visit to Metcalfe’s shop by ‘Monty’ which will continue on to The Joiners where there will be renditions of the Last Post and The Battle’s O’er following by a Toast to the Heroes as per the suggested national programme, with the Ukulele Band providing additional entertainment during the afternoon. The evening ends with a 40's Dance Party at the Memorial Hall.
  • UCI Road World Cycling Championships Come Through Hampsthwaite 2019

    Click on the NYCC Interactive Map below to see details of all road closures, parking restrictions, diversions and race timings. Briefly for Hampsthwaite they are as follows:Tuesday 24th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 23 Sep 22:00 - 24 Sep 18:30 - Road closed:  08:30 - 17:30 Mens U23 Individual Time Trial due to come through between 10:35 and 12:18 Women Elite Individual Time Trial due to come through between15:07 and 16:35 Saturday 28th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 27 Sep 22:00 - 28 Sep 16:00 - Road closed: 28 Sep 13:40 - 15:00 Publicity Caravan - leaves Ripon at 12.34 so due here around 1.10pm Women Elite Road Race due to come through between14.29 and 14.47 Click on the FanZone image to see full details of the many attractions on Harrogate centre during race week
  • Plans, Layouts and Resources

    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall can provide facilities and resources for most events and has a good car park with marked spaces for over 50 cars. There is a well-equipped kitchen and catering area with dishwasher, water-heater, micro-wave, Rangemaster Pro induction cooker and ample supplies of crockery, glassware and cutlery. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Servery with hatchways through to both the Main Hall and Dining Room (or small hall) which can be used as a bar. The Memorial Hall is licenced to sell alcohol. The Main Hall includes a well-equipped stage area and Green Room at one end, with P.A. system, both rear and front projection facilities for DVD, Blu-ray or data, ample stage-lighting, star-cloth, a mirror ball, and can be rigged with a ceiling canopy if needed. The Main Hall can open out into the adjacent Sun Lounge to accommodate larger numbers or as a bar area. The Dining Room, or small hall, is used for meetings, for groups, to place a buffet for example, or as another alternative bar area. There are ample chairs to furnish each of the spaces using either rectangular or circular tables. Table cloths and chair covers are available on request.
  • George Frederick Grimshaw - biography

    George Frederick Grimshaw 20th October 1914 - 17th June 1940
  • Roman Roads in Yorkshire.

    Gazetteer by the Roman Roads Research AssociationCovering all of Britain’s Roman roads, the Gazetteer, when completed, will be the first survey of Britain’s Roman roads since Ivan Margary’s final edition of Roman Roads in Britain in 1973. We aim to provide an up to date evaluation of each Roman road and, since new discoveries are being made all the time this online resource gives us the flexibility to make amendments and additions.
  • Yoga for Health and Happiness

    Beginners’ 10 week course starts 29th April 2019 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Monday 9:30am – 10:30am Course fee £60  Places limited For more info and to book, contact Sue Beever Mobile 07801 064819 Email suebeever@gmail.com
  • Hampsthwaite’s Dancing for Well-Being group on ITV

    A film featuring Dancing for Well-Being’s Hampsthwaite group will be shown on ITV’s Calendar North News at 6.00 p.m. on Friday 5th April.  From 1st April you can also see the film on the People’s Projects website – www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/together-through-dance
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    This privacy and cookies policy sets out how Hampsthwaite Village 2011 uses and protects any information that you may give Hampsthwaite Village 2011 when you use this website.
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The Brookfield Development

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View across Brookfield Green
The Brookfield development was built in two phases: the first in the 1970's by B&D Simpson Bros (Developments) Limited and the remainder in the early 1980's by C.E.Cowen (Builders) Ltd. The two distinct buiding styles may be seen as one progresses along Brookfield Crescent.

On 27th June 1979, C.E.Cowen (Builders) Ltd., applied to Harrogate Borough Council for planning permission to build 2 bungalows and 47 houses with garages, being the remainder of Phase I and Phase II of the Brookfield Development, Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite. Cowens had secured the land from the previous builders, B&D Simpson Bros (Developments) Limited , on 8 June 1979.
Initial planning application  - click for full size image
Initial planning application
Land Registry - click for full size image
Land Registry
Initial planning approval - click for full size image
Initial planning approval

Cowens selected a Candadian/Scandinavian timber frame construction method.This involved factory-built modular frames being assembled on to a prepared base then 'skinned' with stone faced concrete blocks - commercially known as 'Bradstone'. This resulted in houses which are very energy efficient.

Download the PDF file below to see detais of this construction technique.

Cowens sales brochure - click for full size image
Cowens sales brochure
Cowen's brochure description - page 1 - click for full size image
Cowen's brochure description - page 1
Cowen's brochure description - page 2 - click for full size image
Cowen's brochure description - page 2
Cowen's brochure price list - page 1 - click for full size image
Cowen's brochure price list - page 1
Cowen's brochure price list - page 2 - click for full size image
Cowen's brochure price list - page 2
Cowens offered purchasers of some the building plots a choice in the type of house built, and some cases, its orientation. Designs were identified in a catalague of approved house types and a price list offered two alternative designs for some plots some of which may be seen below.
Type 6 - click for full size image
Type 6
Type 6a - click for full size image
Type 6a
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Type 14a
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Type 15
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Type 16
Type B1 - click for full size image
Type B1
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Type B8b
By 1984, 24 semi-detached houses and 26 detached houses had been built on the site, together with an expanse of public open space known as 'Brookfield Green'. No. 68, Brookfield Crescent, on Plot 25 was the last to be built and a modified Pembroke design was chosen by the purchasers. No 31, Brookfield Crescent is in fact two Type 6a semi-detched houses joined together as a detached when built and purchased by the Project Manager for Cowens at the time.
The Brookfield Development
View across Brookfield Green
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