Hovingham is a large and very beautiful village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, northern England. It is on the edge of the Howardian Hills and about 7 miles south of Kirkbymoorside, near to the city of York and the market towns of Helmsley, Pickering and Malton.
Hovingham has been home to the Worsley family since 1563. The sixth Thomas Worsley (1710-1778) designed and built the current Hovingham Hall. A unique feature of the Grade I listed building is that it is entered through a covered Riding School, once used for training horses.
The Hall is open to the public for one month of the year, usually June for further infomation go to www.hovingahm.co.uk
The tower of the parish church of All Saints is of Saxon origin. The majority of the present church building dates back to 1860, when it was rebuilt at the expense of Marcus Worsley. An interesting feature is the large 10th-century altar cross.