Welcome to the Village of Well, North Yorkshire…
Well is a small village in North Yorkshire situated between Snape, Bedale, Masham, West Tanfield and Nosterfield, with good links to the A1 and the larger market towns of Northallerton, Thirsk and Ripon. This ancient settlement together with the neighbouring village of Snape make up the Manor of Well and Snape. The village takes its name from St Michael’s Well which is found along Masham Lane and is one of the many springs that feeding the beck which runs through the village.
There are several historic buildings in Well such as the 14th Century Church, Well Hall, a manor house with parts dating back to C13, St Michael’s Cottages, formerly known as Alms houses which were built in 1758 with an unused attached chapel, endowed by the Neville family for the poor of Well and Snape, the Old School House, rebuilt in 1722 and recently newly renovated and the Old School built in the 18th Century and then closed in the late 1950s, and which has recently been renovated to become a private house. The Old Methodist Chapel in the Village is currently under renovation.
This website has been set up by the Parish Council to provide a portal for information on Well. You can find the latest minutes and contact details for the Parish Council, a fascinating amount of History as well as information on the village groups. We welcome contributions to the website – if you have anything you would like to contribute please contact us:
Well Parish Council would like to thank Lynn Cartwright for the information on the History Page, and David Greaves for some of the images on the website. We would also like to thank Phil Brown for the use of his images in the design of the website.