Lockton Parish Council

Welcome to the Lockton Parish Council website.

Lockton is a small village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire on the edge of the North York Moors, within the North York Moors National Park.

Having survived since before the Doomsday Book, the village continues to flourish and thrive.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Lochetun, which is believed to have derived from the Old English of loca tūn, meaning the enclosure of Loca's people.

The Church of St Giles dates back to the 13th century (nave and chancel) with a 15th century tower. The structure is now grade II* listed.

In 1961, a Royal Observer Corps watching post with associated bunker was opened up just to the south of the village. It was closed down seven years later in 1968, but the above ground vents and access structures can still be seen.

Details of population and other statistical information are available on Ryedale District Council's website

Lockton Parish Clerk: Nicki Lishman email: locktonpc@gmail.com