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Osmotherley

Osmotherley, DL6 3BN

Explore the historic and picturesque village of Osmotherley, named by Google as the 'prettiest village in the UK'.

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3 kms

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Begin your adventure by the market cross in the centre of the village.
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Welcome Board
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Begin your trail by the triangular island containing the market cross, at the heart of Osmotherley. Look for an information board near an old red telephone box and post box.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

900 years ago what was the village called? (one word)
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Osmotherley comes from ‘ley’ or clearing belonging to a Saxon named Osmund or a Viking named Asmund. In the Domesday book in 1055 it was recorded as Asmundrelac

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The Hermitage
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With your back to the post box follow the road to the right, keeping the road on your left-hand side. Shortly after you pass the junction with School Lane look for a sandstone terraced house (set slighty back) with a stone plaue on the wall.
What date can be seen on the sandstone plaque, below the name The Hermitage?
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Osmotherley in the Hambleton Hills and close to Cod Beck Reservoir is an attractive place for holidaymakers and visitors now, but it has had a more ‘industrial’ history.

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End of the Row
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Continue past The Hermitage until your reach the property at the end of the terrace with an ornate white entrance contaning two columns.
What is the name of this cottage? (four words)
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By the 18th century the “Township” of Osmotherley had its own Constable, Poor House, Pinfold (for straying cattle) and regular mar

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Parish Church
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Turn around and head back towards the village. Turn right onto School Lane and follow the road until you reach the entrance gates to the parish church.
The church is named after which Saint? (one word)
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The church built on Saxon foundations around 1190 with the Norman tower being added in the 15th century was largely rebuilt in 1892 but it retains the 1190 nave, a Saxon font and 12th century scallop carved archway.

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South End Road
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Exit the church grounds and follow Church Lane until it ends at a junction. Search the terraced houses opposite for a white stone marker with a date and outline of a shoe.
What date is on the stone marker?
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The picture of the boot on this date sign suggests that this was possibly a cobbler’s shop or a bootmaker

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Osmotherley Sign
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Turn right at the end of School Lane and follow the road until it heads out of the village. Shortly after the final houses you'll reach a junction with an Osmotherley sign on a stone boulder.
How many miles lie between this junction and Snilesworth? (one word / number)
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Osmotherley’s location makes it a great place for walkers with various circular walks through the wooded countryside or longer ones taking ramblers up onto open moorland with great views of the area.

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To The Trail
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Turn left at the junction and after a short walk turn left again onto a path by a small bridge (marked my a wooden sign saying 'Footpath'). A sign says 'Private Road' but it is an accessible footpath.
What is the name of the cottage that can be found a short walk past the junction? (three words)
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Osmotherley was once noted for hand-loom weaving, but replaced by a mill (Cote Ghyll – now a holiday hostel) for the manufacture of linen at the north end of the village. South of it at Walk Mill are extensive bleaching grounds and an old corn-mill nearby. (From a 1914 publication)

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Cleveland Way
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Follow the footpath that runs parallel with the river until you reach a junction with the Cleveland Way (keep an eye out for an impressive man-made waterfall on the way).
What colour is the characteristic National Trail acorn that can be found on the trail post (along with North York Moors footpath signs)? (one word)
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Cleveland Way development began in the 1930s and a formal proposal to create the route submitted in 1953. The trail linking the Hambleton Drove Road, the Cleveland escarpment and footpaths on the Yorkshire coast was officially opened in 1969

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Stone Bench
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Turn left at the junction and follow the path (you are now on the Cleveland Way) over a small footbridge, then up a series of steps. Look for a small stone bench atop the steps, located between two swing-gates.
Which two words are on the bench?
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The market cross is thought to be 18th century, but the raised steps that it stands on are medieval, suggesting that there was a much earlier cross on the same site.

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Methodist Church
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Follow the Cleveland Way back into Osmotherley. Carefully cross the narrow road and enter the cut directly opposite, and search for the old Methodist chapel.
What date can be seen carved into the stone lintel?
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Early non-conformist chapels were typically in modest buildings, tucked out of sight. The Osmotherley Methodist chapel was no exception being behind the North End houses along a delightful snicket

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War Memorial
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Exit the cut returning the the tringle at the centre of Osmotherley. Look to your left and find the War Memorial.
How many men of this parish gave the supreme sacrifice in World War Two (1939-1945)?
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The Old Hall has had a Catholic presence for over 300 years, starting with Franciscan Friars in 1665. With Lady Chapel and Mount Grace Priory close by it has been both a haven for pilgrims and a sanctuary during times of persecution.

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Catholic Church
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Face the cut you just came through, then turn left, and follow the path up a slight incline (keeping the road to your left). Look for a small gateway atop some steps (opposite the Village Store) that says 'Access to Catholic Church'. Enter the gate and look for a bench with a memorial plaque.
The plaque states that "It seems but yesterday the" (what) "came"? (one word)
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The mid-19 th century ordinance survey maps shows that there were 4 inns in the village, remarkably three have survived and are still serving customers today.

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Road Junction
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Exit the gate and turn right to continue along the path. After a short walk take the next right along a narrow lane.
What is the name of this narrow road? (two words)
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On Back Lane, the stone wall is punctured with coal doors. And buildings have ‘scarring’ where doors or windows have been filled in as the building uses have changed.

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Paradise Row
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Follow Back Lane, past the entrance to the Cleveland Way you;ve reviously visited, and exit the land where it meets a junction. Turn right and search for a row of sandstone terraced houses called Paradise Row.
What date can be found on the stone plaque under the name Paradise Row?
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Locally quarried sandstone was used to construct buildings which were predominantly 18th and 19th century in appearance

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Village Hall
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Continue past Paradise Row and carefully cross to the Village Hall (near School Lane). Search high for an oval stone plaque on the wall.
This building was originally "built by subscription in 1836" as a what? (two words)
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The Village Hall is very much the heart of the community in modern Osmotherley with many groups using the building for various activities including wedding and baptisms.

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Welcome Board
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Follow the road back to the centre of Osmotherley and return to the information board you first visited at the start of this trail (by the red phone box).
The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, is said to have preached from which object by the market cross? (two words)
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The Stone table (The Barter Table) in medieval times villagers would have exchanged or bartered their goods. John Wesley, father of Methodism also first preached here in 1745 There is evidence to show that there was water powered mills close to the village from around the 15th century.

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Asmundrelac 1757 the old police house peter 1821 5 the mill house white paul's steps 1754 four swallow back lane 1823 school room stone table

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