Croft on Tees Village Website
This year there are a number of upcoming events, some of which have been organised to celebrate the works of author Lewis Carroll, who resided in Croft during his childhood;
- 20th June
"Summer Spectacular" Croft Artisan Market at the Village Hall. On sale will be an exciting range of handmade crafts, edible treats and much more, as well as some fun activities
- 11th and 12th July
Gala and Scarecrow Weekend.
To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice in Wonderland", the theme for this year's scarecrow weekend will be "Lewis Carroll". The scarecrow display is sure to be a big hit with residents and visitors alike!
Affordable Art Event to be held in Croft Village Hall. All welcome to come and browse or buy the work of local artist Lindsey Thompson (see 'links' page for her website address). Lindsey will be present to chat about her work which ranges from small pieces to large landscapes. Free entry.
The parish of Croft on Tees is situated in the northern part of the County of North Yorkshire with its administrative centre at Northallerton, 12 miles to the south. The district council is Richmondshire with its centre at Richmond, 12 miles south-west of the parish.
The parish is bordered to the north and east by the river Tees, to the south by Dalton parish and to the west by Barton, Stapleton and North Cowton parish councils.
There is likely to have been a settlement at Croft from earliest times as the river crossing at this point has always been recorded as an important crossing for travellers going North to Scotland or South to London. The present bridge is listed as an ancient monument.
It is believed that a church has stood where the present parish church of St Peter's stands since the 9th century, being Anglo-Saxon.
There are several prominent houses in the parish which date back to the 17th and 18th century but which have since been modified.
The village saw its greatest expansion of building during the period in the 19th century when the healing waters of the sulphur springs were developed and commercialised with the need for accommodation for visitors. Some stayed for weeks and longer to 'take the waters'.