History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
As for the village itself, its major attraction is simply the wonderful setting, with rolling green hills that blend into the North York Moors to the north. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book when the monastery held 2 carucates of land here.
There are several historic building, including the post office, which dates to the 17th century, and the inn, which bears an inscription over the door reading 'John Page, 1776'.
To the south-west is Spaunton Forest, granted in 1086 by Henry II to the monks of St Mary's Abbey in York. The abbey retained ownership of the forest throughout the medieval period, but in 1549 Edward VI granted the manor to William, Lord Grey of Wilton.
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Address: Lastingham, North York Moors, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Lastingham, St Mary's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Hutton-le-Hole, St Chad's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Ryedale Folk Museum - 1.8 miles (Museum)
Kirkbymoorside, All Saints Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Kirkdale, St Gregory's Minster - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Cawthorn Roman Camps - 3.6 miles (Roman Site)
North York Moors National Park - 4.4 miles (Countryside)
Beck Isle Museum - 4.9 miles (Museum)
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