This medieval village is
unusual in having one of the few surviving
commons. The street verges form part of it and
sheep roam freely here. Christ Church is
distinctively French-Gothic and was described
by Sir John Betjeman as “a little gem among
Appleton le Moors, Hutton le Hole, Spaunton, Lastingham and Rosedale are all part of the Manor of Spaunton, which has existed since the Norman Conquest.