Seamer is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. The first inhabitants of the parish were people of the Mesolithic Age about ten thousand years ago whose settlement at Star Carr was discovered in 1947. Next came the Bronze Age people; these in turn were succeeded by the Anglo Saxons. From Seamer Moor there would have been a good view of both Lake Pickering and the North Sea which would have given rise to the village name – SEA-MER, it was during this time that Seamer took shape as a village. The Star Carr Mesolithic archaeological site is located in the parish. In August 2010, the team announced that they had discovered the oldest known house in Britain, dated to 10,500 years before the present; the Star Carr house was comparable to an Iron Age roundhouse, about 3.5 metres wide and made of wood. It is believed to have been used for between 200–500 years after its construction. In 70 AD, the Romans entered Yorkshire. With the construction of a vexillation fort, Derventio Brigantum at what is now Malton, roads to the coast were built.
Archaeologists have speculated that a few years after this, a veteran soldier may have taken his retirement pension in the form of a land grant in the Seamer area, constructed an early Roman-style farm on the land. A number of other Roman structures have been found in the Seamer area, one of, an industrial premises. Hugh de Port, Lord of Seamer Hugh de Port was born in 1030, Port-en-Bessin, Normandy and died 1066 Seamer, North Ride Yorkshire, England. Semær; this parish is composed of the chapelry of East Ayton. Its area is 8,450 acres, of which 18 acres are covered by water, 4,422 acres are arable, 2,178 acres permanent grass and 738 woodland; the subsoil is Oxford Clay, Corallian Beds and Inferior Oolite. In Ruston Cliff Wood by the Derwent, the western boundary, are Whetstone Quarry, Whetstone Trod, Ayton Forge Cottages and Wallis Quarry, there is a quarry at Crossgates; this hamlet lies at the junction of the Scarborough and Filey roads, which unite before passing through Seamer on their way to York and Driffield.
The chief crops are wheat, oats and turnips. In 1768 1,337 acres were inclosed in East Ayton; the village of Seamer is built upon level ground and contains no features of any antiquity. The church of St. Martin and the vicarage are in the centre. A short distance to the west of the church are some scanty remains of the manor-house. A ruined fragment of wall containing a 15th-century doorway is now all, standing above ground, but extensive foundation mounds may be traced in connexion with it. Tostig, treacherous brother of Harold, the last Saxon King, held Holdenhurst prior to the Norman Conquest. After 1066, William the Conqueror first held it himself bestowing it upon Hugh de Port. Decades it reverted to the Crown. In the reign of King Henry I, Hugh de Port’s son, founded the Priory of Sherborne, near Basing; the connection continued. John de Port, son of Henry, was succeeded by Adam de Port, it is at this point. Adam de Port, Lord of Basing, married daughter of Reginald de Aurevalle and his wife Muriel.
Muriel was the daughter of Roger de St. John, whose father, William de St. John, was close to William the Conqueror William de St. John, son of Adam de Port, assumed the name of his mother’s family and so Basing House became aligned with the name St John, its name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Semær, with medieval attestations including Semare and Samara. The first element is Old English sǣ'lake'; the dominant meaning of the name therefore seems to have been'lake by the sea'.'The reference was to a lake now drained in the area SW of the church at Seamer Carr TA 0281. The summer of 1603 was an exceptionally long one, which prolonged the presence of the plague to the north of Seamer in Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Harwood Dale. Edward Gate, who owned the manor of Seamer, leased it to his son-in-law, Thomas Mompesson, in 1604. In 1609, the King granted Mompesson a market and fair, as in the reign of Richard II, a Court of Piepowders, which would be attached to the market and where justice could be dispensed to criminals.
Mompesson petitioned the Earl of Salisbury to grant him the parsonage of Seamer and the chapels of Cayton and East Ayton. However, his "success was short lived," and by 1611, Scarborough had managed to get the market closed. In 1613, ownership of the manor passed to Sir Nicholas Salter, from London, in 1623, the manor was again sold on to Edward Wareham and William Talbot. In 1625, the plague struck Scalby, Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby of Hackness quarantined them; as McGeown notes, "People in all the surrounding villages would have been anxious." In 1631, ownership of the manor was again sold on to Sir Robert Napier, 2nd Baronet, of Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire. On 19 March 1639, Napier wrote to the bailiffs and burgesses of Scarborough, asking for support in case he was to stand as Scarborough's MP, but he never represented the town. Following Charles I's failure in the Second Bishops' War in 1640, the defeated English army had not been paid and instead were forcibly billeted in parts of Yorkshire.
One band of the Earl of Canaervon's soldiers was billeted at West Ayton. An outrage occurred when in 1640, the only local landowning gentleman, Roger Wyvill, spott
Seamer railway station
Seamer railway station serves the village of Seamer in North Yorkshire, England. It lies near the end of the Scarborough branch on the TransPennine Express North TransPennine route, 39 miles east of York at its junction with the northern end of the Yorkshire Coast Line. Seamer station is managed by TransPennine Express, with services being run by both Northern and TransPennine Express; the station is sited between the communities of Eastfield and Crossgates, about one mile from Seamer. It took the name of Seamer since there was a Cross Gates railway station in West Yorkshire. Seamer station was opened on 7 July 1845 by the York and North Midland Railway and became a junction station when a branch line to Filey was opened the following year, its island platform configuration was chosen to make it easier for passengers to change between the two routes here rather than continuing into Scarborough to do so. A second branch line from the station was opened by the NER on 1 May 1882 - the station subsequently underwent improvements in 1911 to accommodate the extra traffic.
The Forge Valley line was never busy and it was an early victim of road competition, closing to passengers on 5 June 1950. The track was lifted by 1953 and the additional platform and slow line here was removed soon afterwards; the former station house on the down side next to the level crossing still stands, though no longer in rail usage. The station only has basic facilities, such as a large shelter on the island platforms, as well as passenger information screens towards the middle of the platforms; the station is unstaffed. Step-free access to the platform is via a foot level crossing at the north end - this is supervised from the nearby signal box. From Seamer Monday to Saturdays there are up to two trains per hour eastbound to Scarborough and westbound an hourly TransPennine Express service to York, Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. On Sundays there is an hourly service to York and Liverpool. Northern operates a two-hourly service to Hull on the Yorkshire Coast Line. Many of the latter continue to Sheffield.
On Sundays a two-hourly service to Hull operates, which now runs all year since the December 2009 timetable change. Until Northern Rail took over in 2004, Arriva Trains Northern did have services that stopped at Seamer, the current York to Blackpool service used to continue to Scarborough alongside TransPennine Express services; this service was worked by a Metro liveried Class 158 DMU a Class 155 DMU. There was a local service from York to Scarborough worked by a Pacer DMU or a Class 156; the new TransPennine & Northern franchises will see service frequency and rolling stock improvements implemented on both routes - the Hull line will have an hourly frequency throughout the week, whilst the York line will have two trains per hour on weekdays and an hourly service on Sundays. Trains to Liverpool will continue, but they will be diverted via Manchester Victoria and St Helens Junction. Body, G. PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1 Train times and station information for Seamer railway station from National Rail
John Wemyss "Jake" Seamer was an amateur cricketer who played for Oxford University and Somerset either side of the Second World War. A bespectacled cricketer, Seamer was a right-handed batsman who played with a defensive streak to his game, seen among amateur batsmen of his time, he was described as a leg break googly bowler, but in truth he bowled at all, claimed just four first-class wickets. Seamer played the best of his cricket while at Oxford University. All four of his first-class centuries were made for the university side, his average for Oxford was 35.30 higher than his career average of 20.35. He made his highest score against Free Foresters in his second year, during which he accrued 858 runs, more than double he managed in any other season. On completion of his studies at Oxford, Seamer joined the Sudan Political Service, which limited his first-class cricket appearances to periods of leave, he was named as one of three amateurs to captain Somerset in 1948, leading the team during June and July.
That season was his last for Somerset, he made only one further first-class appearance. He became a district commissioner in the Sudan, after leaving the service, he taught at Marlborough College and was twice mayor of Marlborough. Jake Seamer was born in Shapwick, Somerset on 23 June 1913; the son of a vicar, Seamer had two secret career wishes in his youth. He attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire, played for the school's cricket team from 1930 to 1932. In the winter terms, Marlborough ran rugby union and hockey teams – rugby in the term before Christmas and hockey in the term between Christmas and Easter. Seamer was a member of the rugby team in 1930 and 1931 first as a wing forward as a prop forward, he played hockey for the Marlborough first team. As a cricketer, his performances for his school led to his selection for "Lord's Schools" in a match against "The Rest" at Lord's Cricket Ground, in which he scored 33 runs in the first innings and 3 runs in the second, remaining not out on both occasions.
Following that match he appeared for a representative Public Schools side against the Army at Lord's, but his batting was less successful, failing to reach double figures in either innings. During the summer between graduating from Marlborough College and going up to Oxford University, Seamer made his county cricket debut, playing three matches for Somerset County Cricket Club. In his first match for Somerset, played against Derbyshire, he played as a specialist batsman at number eight in the batting order, he came in to bat when Somerset had lost six wickets for the addition of 88 runs, together with his captain, Reggie Ingle, helped Somerset to recover. The pair put on a partnership of 104 runs, Seamer scored 70 runs in his debut innings. In both his other matches for the county that season, Seamer batted as part of the top order, though he reached double figures in each of his innings, he did not achieve another half-century. Following his graduation from Marlborough College, Seamer attended Oxford.
Seamer played just one first-class match for the university in his first year, appearing against Worcestershire at The Parks. He scored 33 before being run out in his only innings, bowled six overs, though without claiming a wicket, he appeared eleven times for Somerset that year, but despite regular scores of 20 or more, he did not score a half-century, averaged 13.06 runs. In his second year at Oxford, Seamer played as part of a strong batting line-up for the university: Fredrick de Saram passed 1,000 runs for the side, while Mandy Mitchell-Innes fell just two runs short of the landmark. Seamer, despite scoring over three hundred runs less than either, finished second in the batting averages for the year with 51.76. He scored three centuries for the university, passing one hundred runs against the Free Foresters, the Minor Counties and the Marylebone Cricket Club, his score of 194, made against the Free Foresters was the highest first-class total of Seamer's career, the three centuries he scored during 1934 were remarkable for the fact that he only scored one other first-class century during his career.
Seamer earned his cricketing Blue in 1934, appearing in the University match against Cambridge University. He batted with resolve in the second, he remained at the crease with the tail for over two hours being not out on 24, to help Oxford force a draw. Seamer found batting more difficult in the County Championship: in thirteen innings for Somerset in 1934, he passed 50 once, against Kent, averaged 16.81 lower than his total for Oxford. Seamer scored the last of his four first-class centuries in 1935, his third year at Oxford and his fourth of ten seasons of first-class cricket; the hundred, like all his previous ones, was scored for the university. Seamer struggled for runs in his other matches for the university that year, in the contest against Cambridge, he scored four and three in a game which Cambridge won easily. In nine innings for Somerset that season, he never scored more than 17 runs and averaged 7.11. Seamer returned to Oxford for a further year to study Arabic. In his final year of cricket at Oxford, he only appeared in three matches: he was not required to bat in either innings against the Free Foresters, only batted once against Leicestershire, scoring 5 runs.
Out of form and not required for the university team, he went off to play for Somerset in the match against Cambridge University and scored 68. He followed that with a further game for Somerset in which he wa
Seamer is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, near the border with the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and 3 miles northwest of Stokesley. Its name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Semer, with medieval attestations including Samara; the first element is Old English sǣ'lake'. The dominant meaning of the name therefore seems to have been'lake by the sea'; this rural village supports a small farming community. There are 2 churches in a Methodist chapel and St Martins Church of England; the village has the King's Head pub. Media related to Seamer, Hambleton at Wikimedia Commons