Kirk Smeaton is the most southerly village in the County of North Yorkshire

Walk into Brockadale for views along the river Went

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.




Response by the Parish Council to North Yorkshire County Council regarding Went Valley Aggregates' Planning Application

The full report from the Parish Council can be found here


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

Our church, St Peters, pre-dates the Doomsday Book and has regular services.

Local bus services take passengers north to Pontefract and South to Doncaster


Despite being a semi-rural village Kirk Smeaton is very well served by a village Post Office, Primary School and Pub.

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 and inclusive community


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Weds 29 January 2020 NOW starting at 6.30pm in the Parish Rooms, Kirk Smeaton School.

Accessibility Statement

The Parish Council considered Compliance with the Accessibility requirements.  The Council used evidence kept by the Clerk on the numbers of visitors who accessed the web-site over a period of 4 years.

This information helped the Council come to the decision that further work on the Accessibility requirements would impose a disproportionate burden on the Council, as per Regulation 7 (2).



November 2019

Quarry Update

November 2019


view at: https://onlineplanningregister.northyorks.gov.uk/register/PlanAppSrch.aspx

It would be useful if residents who have already sent in objections to the application put in another short comment just saying that the new information makes no difference to their concerns and that they are still opposed to the proposal.

email: planning.control@northyorks.gov.uk  quote the following:


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