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Kirk Smeaton is the most southerly village in the County of North Yorkshire and a gateway to Brockadale Nature Reserve
The famous marbled white butterfly


The next meeting of Kirk Smeaton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 28 September 2023 at 6pm in the Community Room, Kirk Smeaton School.  All welcome. 

Quarry Liaison Committee Meeting 31 May 2023 (Cancelled)

The Chair of the Parish Council's Annual report 2022/23

Kirk Smeaton Parish Council

Mission Statement

To foster the social, economic and environmental welfare of the Kirk Smeaton Parish and to contribute to a sustainable, safe and inclusive community

Quarry News

The new owners of Went Valley Aggregates are Matrix Aggregates and the Managing Director is Robert Lunn.

Welcome to Kirk Smeaton


Kirk Smeaton is the most southerly village in North Yorkshire. It is also a civil parish falling under Selby District Council. Historically the village previously resided in the West Riding of Yorkshire.


The Brockadale Nature Reserve is home to magnesian limestone rocky crags, beautiful flora (like the early purple orchid) and the rare marbled white butterfly.  A great location for walkers and photographers.


Kirk Smeaton and the village of Little Smeaton face each other across the River Went, the most southerly boundary of the original Celtic Kingdom of Elmet, which is probably where the use of Kirk (Church) comes from.  Hodge Lane foot bridge links the villages.


The North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire border lies close to the south of the village.


A railway used to run close to the south of the village with a railway station that opened in 1885 and was part of the Hull and Barnsley Railway Company.  The station was closed completely in 1959.


A history of St Peter’s Church, written by resident Harry Robinson (now deceased), is available in print. 1840 saw the Earl Fitzwilliam bestow land for the foundation of Kirk Smeaton Church of England Primary School.  The school buildings are currently a combination of new and old, with a sports hall and community room (both being available for hire).


A Post Office serves the local community from Main Street just over the road from the popular village pub, The Shoulder of Mutton.




Speeding is a problem throughout our Villages

Report any speeding vehicles to:

and Telephone 101 to report a vehicle registration number.

Birds over Brockadale


Kirk Smeaton is a gateway into the Went Valley and the Brockadale Nature Reserve which covers nearly 59 hectares of beautiful Yorkshire countryside and woodlands

The River Went in Brockadale

Despite being a semi-rural village Kirk Smeaton is very well served by a village Post Office, Primary School and Pub.  A regular bus service takes passengers to Pontefract and Doncaster.

Our church

St Peter's, pre-dates the Doomsday Book and has regular services and Village activities.

This website is owned and managed by Kirk Smeaton Parish Council

This is a source of community, local and statutory information as well as being a portal for the Parish Council to communicate with residents and vice versa

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