Well, North Yorkshire

 Well shown within North Yorkshire
Population 230 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE266819
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Bedale
Postcode district DL8
Dialling code 01677
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 54°13′57″N 1°35′32″W / 54.232400°N 1.592200°W / 54.232400; -1.592200

Well is a small village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 4 miles south of Bedale, near Snape. The population taken at the 2011 Census was 230.[1]

The 'well' of Well is a spring which, along with several other springs, feeds the beck running through the village.

There is a small church called St. Michael's.

The village has an old school with a school house. Although the school has been out of use for a long time, the school house has only just been vacated. They are both owned by "The Neville Trust", a charity named after an influential family from the Tudor period. With this is also a small playing field comprising two swings and a small football pitch and, as this is rarely used by the children in the village, the trust is now planning to sell all assets.

The village still has four almshouses called St Michael's Cottages with their own chapel.

Crossroads in Well with the Milbank Arms on the left

There is a family-run pub called The Milbank Arms which serves food and drink throughout the day. The pub also has darts and dominoes teams, and hosts a pub quiz on Thursday evenings.

There is also a Methodist Chapel, which holds regular services, and a village institute, which is used for children's parties, coffee mornings and other events. Every August the village hosts a scarecrow trail in which most of the houses in the village create a scarecrow and give it a name; each house then has a number, and members of the public are given a sheet with a list of names and have to try and work out which name belongs to which scarecrow. The winner receives a cash prize. The competition usually runs from mid-August to early September.

The village also has many walks with spectacular views across the area; on a clear day, Roseberry Topping is visible.


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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