Gate Helmsley

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Coordinates: 53°59′23″N 0°56′40″W / 53.98960°N 0.94445°W / 53.98960; -0.94445

Gate Helmsley
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The Duke of York, Gate Helmsley
Gate Helmsley is located in North Yorkshire
Gate Helmsley
Gate Helmsley
 Gate Helmsley shown within North Yorkshire
Population 291 
OS grid reference SE693076
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO41 1
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton
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Gate Helmsley is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about seven miles east of York. The village lies on the border with the East Riding of Yorkshire.

History[edit]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Hamelsec in the Bulford hundred and as a possession of the Archbishop of York.[1]

Gate Helmsley was served by Holtby railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1939.[2]

Governance[edit]

The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also lies within the Hovingham & Sheriff Hutton electoral ward of North Yorkshire County Council and the Ryedale South West ward of Ryedale District Council.[3]

Geography[edit]

The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 204.[4] According to the 2001 UK Census the population was 291, of which 207 were over the age of sixteen and of those, 127 were in employment. There were 104 dwellings, of which 54 were detached.[5]

The nearest settlements are Upper Helmsley 0.9 miles (1.4 km) to the north; Warthill 1.1 miles (1.8 km) to the west; Low Catton 1.1 miles (1.8 km) to the south-east and Stamford Bridge 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to the east.[3] The village stands alongside the A166 that forms part of the boundary between North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The road used to be a turnpike.[4] The village has an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) at its highest point. The soil is sandy on top of beds of Keuper Marls and Bunter Sandstone.[6]

Religion[edit]

Gate Helmsley, St Mary's Church

There is a church in the village dedicated to St Mary and is a Grade II Listed Building.[4][7] The small Wesleyan Chapel next to St Mary's Church still stands.[4]

Notable buildings[edit]

In addition to the Church of St Mary, there are six other Grade II Listed Buildings including the local Public House.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gate Helmsley in the Domesday Book
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  4. ^ a b c d Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 705. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  5. ^ "2001 UK Census". Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Geology". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Listed Church". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Listed Buldings". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 

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