Welcome to Green Hammerton Parish Council

The residents of Green Hammerton are proud of our village and our community spirit. We aim to support our local businesses and to encourage visitors from outside the village to pop in, say hello and maybe stay a while.

We have a busy and passionate Parish Council who work together with other community groups to make Green Hammerton a vibrant and thriving place to live. This site is a resource containing general information, news from the village and details of forthcoming events.

About Green Hammerton

Green Hammerton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A59 road, 10 miles west of York and 11 miles east of Harrogate.

The village has 2 churches, St Thomas’ is located in the centre of the village. The former Congregational church in Green Hammerton, originally built as a Methodist Chapel in the late 1790s, was adapted for use as a Roman Catholic church, St Joseph’s, in 1961 and can be found at the bottom of the green. The Catholic Chapel of Ease on the Green is now closed as a place of worship.

The local primary school is attached to St Thomas’ church.

The village pub is the Bay Horse Inn. We also have a café and a Post Office.

Green Hammerton Village Hall opened in April 2010: it is run by the Green Hammerton Recreational Charity.

Green Hammerton comes under the Ainsty division of North Yorkshire Council and the Selby and Ainsty parliamentary constituency.


Helenfield, on Red Lane is owned and managed as a semi natural oak/ash woodland by the Parish Council, councillors and volunteers. Following its reclamation and planting it was given to the parish with a covenant stating that it would forever be used and preserved as a haven for wildlife and not for any commercial, industrial or agricultural purposes.

Helenfield is accessible to all but we ask visitors to follow the Countryside Code and to follow the permissive footpaths shown on the information board.