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Welcome to our website! Our two villages, Staveley and Copgrove, are about a mile apart and located within the Ripon, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge triangle, on the edge of the Vale of York (see the map below) in North Yorkshire. Staveley is the bigger village, with approximately 200 households, a pub (The Royal Oak), school, church and village hall, but alas no shop. Both villages have a long history, dating back to the Domesday Book, and there are several Grade II listed properties within them. The centre of Staveley is a designated Conservation Area.

The villages’ main purpose historically has been to serve the agricultural community that surrounds them, but as times have changed, many residents today commute to nearby towns for their work.

Each village is very much a community. This community is made up of a diverse range of individuals, couples and families, and that gives rise to numerous and varied social and recreational activities within the villages.

One of Staveley and Copgrove’s greatest assets is the Staveley Nature Reserve , owned and administered by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. This superb wetland site lying close to the River Tutt holds great interest for visitors with regular sightings of otters and several orchid species among the highlights.

The Reserve occupies most of the land surrounding Staveley to the North West, which means that this side of Staveley is protected from development. Not so, unfortunately, is land to the North East, which is under threat from development by house-builders who have no interest in protecting the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. A Staveley Residents Action Group  is active in fighting their proposals.

Chair – Nick Stringer
2018-2019

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Parish Boundary

The Staveley & Copgrove Parish boundaries.

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The areas of the two civil parishes are:

 StaveleyCopgroveParish
Hectares576348924
Acres1,4348602,294

Parish Statistics

The following population and household statistics are compiled from the 2018 electoral register. Note that these figures exclude households where no resident has registered and any electors that have not registered. The figures are therefore intended only as an indicator of parish size.

 StaveleyCopgroveParish
Electors39292484
Households19345238

The Office for National Statistics 2016 mid year population estimates for the parish are:

 StaveleyCopgroveParish
Population430110540