No 2. Did you know?

The “Hawkhills Estate” was an enormous estate of land stretching from Easingwold to Stillington in the North and from Tollerton cross roads to Huby in the South. In the 1880s the whole Estate was bought by the Love family from County Durham where they had made their fortune in the coal mining industry. This allowed them to develop the Estate and become major benefactors to the market town of Easingwold where a number of buildings have foundation stones bearing the name of Katherine Love. Intriguingly the Easingwold Cricket Club pitch was sited in adjacent to the main buildings of the Hawkhills Estate with spectators and players thinking nothing of walk or riding the two miles to take part or watch!