Scorborough

The village is small but picturesquely seated in the valley of Scorborough Beck amidst a profusion of trees. It is distant about 6 miles north from Beverley. In the early part of the Saxon period this place belonged to Earl Addi, who erected a chapel here, which afterwards became the parish church. In the Domesday Book the name is written Scogerbuth, from which we may infer that the place was colonized by a Norseman, who erected his buth (booth or hut) in the Skogr or wood. Subsequently the place came into the possession of the Hothams who erected a castle here, and, “the humble buth of the original name was supplanted by the aristocratic burg making the name Skogarburg, now Scorborough.” The Hothams were seated here for several centuries, and during the Civil War, Sir John, governor of Hull, garrisoned his mansion here for the Parliamentary party. He was afterwards detected intriguing with the Royalists for the delivery of Hull, and made his escape, but was captured on his way to Scorborough, tried, and executed. His mansion was ravaged by the Roundheads and subsequently destroyed. Traces of the moat are still visible. Near the site is a more modern mansion in the cottage style called Scorborough Hall which was built in the early to mid C18, with late C18 additions.The current St Leonards Church stands on the site of an earlier Saxon Church and was built in the mid 1860s and is Grade II listed..

          Today the village has about 20 dwellings of which 4 are farmsteads and the population numbers about 50.

st leonard’s Church

St Leonard’s Church

Gardeners Cottage

Scorborough Beck

Scorborough Summer Fete

Young Bucks showing their prowess

Young bucks show their prowess

Summer Fete duck race

Daffodils in full bloom

Sunrise looking toward Leconfield

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