The humble beginning of Sheriff Hutton….

Sheriff Hutton today

Below is an interesting little snippet from the Calendar of Patent Rolls for 1382:

You’ll find the original record here.

And so Sheriff Hutton was born! Who would have thought that from such beginnings would rise one of the most important castles in Yorkshire? A plot on which to enclose a wall of stone and lime to crenellate and make a castle? I wonder how many hoops John Neville would have to go through with today’s planning committees, regulations, by-laws, health and safety restrictions and so on? He’d probably build it anyway, cram it full of armed men and defy the local council to do its worst. At its peril!😄

Now you can even be married there!

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