Fadmoor and Gillamoor are two small villages located on the border of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Both villages are located 2.5 miles above Kirkbymoorside and each village is only half a mile apart from each other.
Fadmoor has a large triangular area of grass in the middle of the village known as "The Green". The Green has two large trees one of which is a Horse Chestnut (conker) tree where I spent many happy hours as a lad trying to bring the conkers down. Fadmoor was also well known for it's Autumn sheep sales but due to the complaints of few individuals this has now been moved to Wombleton. Another traditional event lost. Fadmoor has an old style red telephone box and a stone built village hall. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park boundary actually runs through Fadmoor putting most of the village in to the National Park but a few properties on the lower side of the village outside of the National Park.
Fadmoor village pub is now closed and currently up for sale. This has caused concern with the locals as to what might happen to the pub and speculation has been compounded due to the current owner removing all the signage. What will happen to the Plough Inn? Could this be another country pub lost? I will update article whenever the hard facts are known.
Update: 12 Oct 2011 - The sales signs appear to have been removed however at this point that's all I know.
Gillamoor "just across the lane" from Fadmoor also has a (single) large tree on a triangular piece of grass at it's centre. Gillamoor has it's own pub called The Royal Oak Inn (for now!), a school, a church, called St. Aidan's Church, a chapel and an old style red telephone box. From the church there is a spectacular view across the moors called Suprise View.
Gillamoor, like Fadmoor, is divided by the National Park boundary line, again with most of the village being within the boundary with the exception of just a few properties.
The Royal Oak Inn, Gillamoor