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Ainderby Quernhow shown within North Yorkshire
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|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||Y07 4|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The village is situated just east of the A1, and is about five miles west of Thirsk. The Quernhow at Ainderby is a small mound on the nearby Roman Road which marked the boundary between the parishes of Ainderby and Middleton Quernhow. Ainderby Mires and Ainderby Steeple are also in the district, the latter refers to the local church spire, the former to marshy mires. The Black Horse is the only pub in Ainderby Quernhow, providing real ales and home cooked meals.
Ainderby is a place name originally meant village belonging to Eindrithi, a Viking whose name meant 'sole-ruler'. Quernhow, which has also been spelled Whernhowe and Whernou means mill-hill. The first element derives from the Old Norse word kvern meaning a mill stone. How, deriving from the Old Norse word haugr , means a hill. How is a common element in Yorkshire place names but rare in County Durham.
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- Ainderby [Quernhow] in the Domesday Book
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