Hudswell Church conversion to Dales Hostel

by Hudswell Hostel in Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,370

raised so far

+ est. £327.50 Gift Aid



Our vision is to convert our redundant Church to become a hostel for walkers & cyclists visiting beautiful Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

by Hudswell Hostel in Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 26th January 2023 we'd raised £350 with 12 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

We want to breathe new life into our redundant Parish Church, by giving it a new purpose that respects its former role as a place of worship and open it once again to the public. 

Our Church of St Michael and All Angels is a listed building of national significance, with important architectural and heritage features. It is a late Victorian building constructed in 1885, but it replaced an earlier medieval church, believed to date from 1250.

This may have replaced an even earlier building on this site as Hudswell is mentioned as a settlement in the Domesday Book completed in 1086. Several relics from the former church were preserved by building them into the walls of the current building, including various tomb slabs, dating to the 14th century.

The money from the Crowdfunding will contribute towards the overall costs of the conversion but in particular the replacement of the Church roof.

The project is a not profit organisation and money raised through the running of the Hostel will be used in the wider community of Hudswell managed through the Hudswell Community Charity that has been established since circa 1650.  


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Church New Roof Tiles

For every £10 donated your name will be recorded in a book and kept in the Hostel for posterity

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