Another of the scenic Ryedale villages strung out along the southern edge of the moors, Brompton-by-Sawdon is clustered around a series of ponds and millpools.
Grid Reference: SE 945 821
Between Pickering and Scarborough on the A170
Brompton-by-Sawdon has two claims to fame. Nearby Brompton Dale has a claim to being the location of the first manned flight in a lighter than air craft, when the 6th Baronet Cayley launched his coachman on the historic glider flight. The local pub is named the Cayley Arms, partially in his memory.
Second, Gallows Hill Farm. just east of the village, was the home of Mary Hutchinson, who married William Wordsworth in the village church in 1802. Her home has since been turned into a gallery and tea room with displays on the lifes of Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Brompton-by-Sawdon is on Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL27 (North Yorks Moors Eastern Area)