Welcome to Kirby Misperton village!
The village / settlement in this area has been in evidence since Saxon times and before. Fascinating facts and how the name may have come about can be found on our Local History page.
Surrounding the village is largely a quiet, managed agricultural landscape devoted to arable use. The civil parish area is 722 hectares (1,784 acres) and is defined at its eastern edge by Costa Beck, a tribitury of the River Wye.
Neighbouring villages and parishes are Great Barugh & Little Barugh to the West, Great & Little Habton to the South, Normanby to the North, Marishes to the South East and the historic market town of Pickering to the East.
The village lies within the Amotherby electoral ward and the Thirsk & Malton Parliamentary Constituency.
Administratively we are looked after by Ryedale District Council, itself part of North Yorkshire County Council. The population (from the 2011 census) was 370 with 159 occupied households (out of a total of 186 household spaces, 40 of which are caravans or mobile homes). We look forward to updating this information after the 2021 Census, scheduled to take place in March 2021. The electorate (as of December 2020) stands at 253.
The local 15th Century C of E church is dedicated to St Laurence, one of the most venerated of Roman martyrs. It is served by the benefice of Kirby Misperton & Middleton parishes. Visit St Laurence Church for more information. There is also a Methodist Chapel in the village.
The Village Hall boasts superb indoor facilities and a safe children’s playground. The village also benefits from being on the 840 Coastliner Bus service route which runs between Leeds & Whitby. The bus stop is situated at the War Memorial roundabout. This is then a short walk to the major UK tourist attraction on the edge of Kirby Misperton village.