Sinnington is a picturesque village located just off the A170 between Pickering and Kirkbymoorside part within the North York Moors National Park. The village name originates from medieval times and was known as the ‘settlement on the Seven’ after the river which runs through. There are approximately 280 residents living in a wide range of properties.
The village has a 12th century church, a school, an inn (the Fox and Hounds), a village hall and a chapel built in the 1800’s. By the church stands a Medieval hall built around the same time and was once possibly an early chapel, a rectory and a tithe barn in later years.
On the village green stands a Maypole which is used on May Day for traditional dancing at the annual Mayfair. Close by is a very old Packhorse bridge of unknown original purpose and at the southern end of the village there is a Pinfold formerly used to keep escaped farm animals.
Much of the village history is recorded by the Sinnington Local History Group which has published a village map and guide that provides local information for visitors.