Information on Hubberholme, Yorkshire

Hubberholme was described as ‘the smallest, pleasantest place in the world’ by the writer J.B. Priestley. (His ashes were scattered in the St Michaels churchyard) Scar House, above Hubberholme became a Quaker meeting House following a visit from George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement in 1652. There is a Quaker burial ground adjacent to the cottage, which is now owned by the National Trust and operated as a holiday cottage. Since the 18th century on the first Monday after New Year’s Day, a “parliament” has been held at the George Inn at Hubberholme – the grazing rights to a 16 acre “poor pasture” are auctioned by the Vicar, with the auction finishing when the candle on the bar burns out. This event is known as the Land Letting. The George is the last pub on the Dales Way until the Sportsman Inn at Cowgill in Cumbria.

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