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Baldersby village
Baldersby is located in North Yorkshire
 Baldersby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 253 (2001)
OS grid reference SE355785
District Harrogate
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THIRSK
Postcode district YO7
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 54°12′04″N 1°27′22″W / 54.201°N 1.456°W / 54.201; -1.456

Baldersby is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Thirsk and 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Ripon on the A61. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 253.

Baldersby has a Post Office, a farm shop, an Anglican Mission Room, and a cricket ground with a pavilion and children's play area. The nearest primary school is Baldersby St. James C of E Primary School in nearby Baldersby St James.


The name Baldersby may be derived from that of the Norse god, Balder,[citation needed] though more probably it is from a personal name Baldhere (-by = homestead) and indicates that the area of the village may once have been a Viking settlement. The village appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Baldrebi and in the early 13th century as Baldeby.[1]


  1. ^ Ekwall, E. (1940) The Concise Dictionary of English Place-names; 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Pr.; p. 22

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