Sledmere is situated around 7 miles north-west of Driffield on the B1253 road. Local points of interest include Sledmere House, a Georgian country house. Built in 1751 by Richard Sykes, the house has remained in the Sykes family since then.
Approximately 2 miles south-east of the village, along the B1252 road, on top of Garton Hill stands the Sledmere Monument. The monument stands 120 feet (37 m) tall and is a tribute to Sir Tatton Sykes, built by his friends in 1865.
Another notable monument is the war memorial in the village, designed by Sir Mark Sykes. The memorial is dedicated to the Wolds Wagoners Reserve, a regiment that Sir Mark Sykes raised from the local population to fight in World War I. It is noted for its unusual shape and its graphic scenes of war and country life.
East of the village is a folly known as Sledmere Castle, built around 1790 by John Carr for Sir Christopher Sykes to enhance the view from Sledmere House.
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