The road to Ravenswick Hall

Thought it would be interesting for readers, who do not live in Kirkbymoorside, to take a trip up Swineherd Lane which leads from the town to Young Bank Lane where the new hall is being built.

Road sign for Swineherd Lane at the Old Road junction, Kirkbymoorside

Road sign for Swineherd Lane at the Old Road junction, Kirkbymoorside

Swineherd Lane house, Kirkbymoorside

This house was recently built in what was the grounds of the one below.

Swineherd Lane house, Kirkbymoorside

Lovely house, still with a sizeable garden

Swineherd Lane house, Kirkbymoorside

Like Ravenswick Hall the house this one replaced had bats which were relocated to the woods behind

Local uphosterer Michael Smith lives in Swineherd Lane

Local uphosterer Michael Smith lives in Swineherd Lane

These two Swineherd Lane houses high up on a hill must have great views of the surrounding countryside

These two Swineherd Lane houses high up on a hill must have great views of the surrounding countryside

View for those houses that have south facing gardens across the fields to the sports field and beyond

View for those houses that have south facing gardens across the fields to the sports field and beyond

House on Swineherd Lane with an unusual roof

House on Swineherd Lane with an unusual roof

This house and the one below have added recent extensions

This house and the one below have added recent extensions

Local log man Brian Pask lives on Swineherd Lane

Local log man Brian Pask lives on Swineherd Lane

Not quite on the scale of Ravenswick Hall but a new house is being built on Swineherd Lane

Not quite on the scale of Ravenswick Hall but a new house is being built on Swineherd Lane

The old brickfields site is now owned and used by Ryedale Builders

The old brickfields site is now owned and used by Ryedale Builders

You'll see the road narrows after the old brickfields site - quite a bit of traffic used to go to the brickfields but not much, apart from farm traffic went beyond.

You’ll see the road narrows after the old brickfields site – quite a bit of traffic used to go to the brickfields but not much, apart from farm traffic went beyond.

Gate to a smallholding

Gate to a smallholding

Ravenswick Estate houses under Holt family ownership? Not sure …


Footpath from Swineherd Lane in the direction of the River Dove, south of Ravenswick Hall and on to the Hutton le Hole road.

Footpath from Swineherd Lane in the direction of the River Dove, south of Ravenswick Hall and on to the Hutton le Hole road.

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