Ainderby Quernhow

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Ainderby Quernhow
Ainderby Quernhow is located in North Yorkshire
Ainderby Quernhow
Ainderby Quernhow
 Ainderby Quernhow shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE347809
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THIRSK
Postcode district Y07 4
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 54°13′23″N 1°28′07″W / 54.22311°N 1.46866°W / 54.22311; -1.46866

Ainderby Quernhow is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England.

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.

The Black Horse, Ainderby Quernhow

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.[1]


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