Hambleton

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Coordinates: 54°20′02″N 1°25′44″W / 54.334°N 1.429°W / 54.334; -1.429

Hambleton District
District
Official logo of Hambleton District
Coat of Arms of the District Council
Shown within North Yorkshire
Shown within North Yorkshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Administrative county North Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Northallerton
Government
 • Type Hambleton District Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: William Hague,
Anne McIntosh
Area
 • Total 506 sq mi (1,311 km2)
Area rank 14th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 89,600
 • Rank Ranked 261st
 • Density 180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 36UC (ONS)
E07000164 (GSS)
Ethnicity 99.2% White
Website hambleton.gov.uk

Hambleton is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The main town and administrative centre is Northallerton, and includes the market towns and major villages of Bedale, Thirsk, Great Ayton, Stokesley and Easingwold.

The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974, as a merger of the urban district of Northallerton with Bedale Rural District, Easingwold Rural District, Northallerton Rural District, and part of Thirsk Rural District, Stokesley Rural District and Croft Rural District, all in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The district is named after the Hambleton Hills, part of the North York Moors National Park, on the eastern edge of the district. This area is the subject of a national habitat protection scheme as articulated in the United Kingdom's Biodiversity Action Plan.

Geography[edit]

View of the Hambleton Hills and Cowesby

Hambleton covers an area of 1,311.17 km² most of which, 1,254.90 km², is green space.[1] The district is named after the Hambleton Hills, part of the North York Moors National Park, on the eastern edge of the district. This area is the subject of a national habitat protection scheme as articulated in the United Kingdom's Biodiversity Action Plan.

Towns[edit]

Population Size
1. Northallerton
2. Thirsk
3. Bedale
4. Easingwold

Demographics[edit]

Firby Hall, Bedale
Cod Beck Weir, Thirsk

In 2007 Hambleton had an estimated population of 86,900 an increase of 3.2% on the population of 84,200 recorded in the 2001 UK census.[2] In the 2001 census 83% of respondents identified their religion as Christians above the national average for England which was 71.74%. No other religion accounted for more than 0.2% of the population with the next two largest groups of respondents where those with no religion, at 10.40%, and who did not state a religion, at 6.14%.[3]

Energy policy[edit]

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[4] showed that housing in Hambleton produced the 8th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,242 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling. Whilst this has come under some scrutiny, it is important to remember that due to the remote nature of the councils parishes (Great Langton, Scorton etc.) carbon emissions are likely to be high.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Kingdom Census 2001 (2001). "Hambleton (Local Authority): Key Figures for Physical Environment". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Performance, Research & Intelligence Team Chief Executive's Group (2007). "Population Estimates 2007 Parish" (pdf). Page 5. North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  3. ^ United Kingdom Census 2001 (2001). "Hambleton (Local Authority)". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf britishgasnews.co.uk

Further reading[edit]

  • Golisti K.O.M. (1998) Hambleton and it's History. Ashdown Products. ISBN 0952195054

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