Methodism took root in Sowerby with the first premises registered for worship in 1816.
Despite some early opposition to non-conformism, the church flourished and the present building was erected in 1865 to replace other premises in Back Lane.
Later a school room was built on the back of the Church and this was further extended in 1925.
The Church was renovated and rededicated in 1997.
At the heart of Sowerby village is Front Street, with its avenue of English lime trees planted in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. By that time Front Street had already been developed with larger Georgian and Victorian houses built by the wealthier families moving out of Thirsk's busier and more congested town centre.
The village greens which enhance either side of Front Street were bought for the community by the Parish Council in 1986 and were subsequently given statutory protection by acquiring the status of Registered Common Land. Present day management of the village greens is subject to the local bye-laws.
St Oswald's Parish Church
From about 1140 until the middle of the 19th century St. Oswald's was a Norman chapel serving a village. The tower was added in the 15th century.
The chapel was rebuilt and enlarged in 1842 but as the village grew the Church needed to be further enlarged in 1902. Of the earlier Norman foundation only the south wall of the Nave remains, together with the fine South Doorway, which has a medieval oak door.
The Church contains a number of extremely beautiful stained glass windows.
The Flatts Play Area
Starting from the 1798 enclosures, Sowerby Flatts was an area of open grazing land.
It was purchased by the community in 1959 and today it is a place for recreation and outdoor activities, as well as continuing to provide some grazing for sheep and cattle.
Miss Warner's Field, The Flatts
Originally purchased to preserve the view across to the Hambleton Hills from her house, the field was given by Miss Warner to the Flatts Preservation Trust in 1976.
Since 2002 a scheme for the restoration of native plant species has been carried out in the area.
The Lambert Memorial Hospital
The hospital was founded in 1890 by Mrs. Sarah Lambert of Sowerby, in memory of her husband and his father, William Lambert, an eminent local doctor.
Now part of the NHS it is supported locally by the League of Friends of the Lambert Hospital, a registered charity, which raises funds to provide extra equipment and facilities.
Rural Arts North Yorkshire
Rural Arts is an independent charity based in The Old Courthouse which works with children, young people and community groups across North Yorkshire to bring accessible, creative opportunities to all age and abilities.
The building dates from 1885.
World's End Bridge
The bridge, built in 1672, is Grade II listed by English Heritage.
It is a single span stone bridge which formed part of the transport network when pack horses were used to convey goods around the country carrying heavy loads in panniers strapped to either side of their body.
Pudding Pie Hill
This Scheduled Ancient Monument is a burial site dating back to the period between 2400 - 1500 B.C.
It is an example of a relatively large and well preserved burial mound of the "bowl barrow" type.
Thirsk School and 6th Form College
Established in 1957 as Thirsk Grammar and Modern School, by the North Riding County Council, to provide secondary education for children from Thirsk, Sowerby and the surrounding district.
It became Thirsk School in 1970 and is now organised as an 11-18 mixed, comprehensive secondary school.
From 2004 it was renamed as Thirsk School and Sixth Form College.
Sowerby Community Primary School
This school building was first opened in 1919 to house Thirsk Grammar School.
When the Grammar School moved out in 1957 the premises were taken over by Sowerby Junior School.
In 1980, following the closure of Sowerby Infant School on Front Street where it had been since 1872, the Junior and Infant Schools were merged on the Topcliffe Road site to form Sowerby County Primary School.
Later the school was renamed Sowerby Community Primary School.