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About Little Smeaton

Little Smeaton is one of the southern-most villages in the Selby District, and in North Yorkshire. Our village lies in the Went Valley with only the river separating it from Kirk Smeaton.


Hodge bridge and the road bridge on Water Lane link the two villages, and residents share the Church, School, Post Office and public house The Shoulder of Mutton.

The Little Smeaton playing field and children’s playground are used by youngsters from both villages.

Immediately past the Old Chapel, on Chapel Lane can be found the public footpath which leads on to the Craggs and Brockadale Nature Reserve – run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Residents from our villages are involved in the maintenance of the reserve and in monitoring animals grazing the grassland. Volunteers built a boardwalk to improve access in the winter months.

In 2019, the village was pleased to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle race.

Little Smeaton Village Map

Version three of the village map dated November 2019 can be downloaded or printed here.

Village residents without access to a printer can request a copy from the parish council clerk by completing our Contact Us page


Click here for a map of properties in Little Smeaton

The decision to impose bin charges of £43.50 for garden (green) bins will be ratified on 20 June 2023. The charge will be £43.50 annually - pro rata this year at £29.00

You will be contacted in due course by North Yorkshire Council on how to proceed and the new system will be effective from week commencing 28th August 2023.

We will provide more information when it is released.

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