Monk Fryston

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Monk Fryston
Monk Fryston Village Main Street.jpg
The main street in Monk Fryston
Monk Fryston is located in North Yorkshire
Monk Fryston
Monk Fryston
 Monk Fryston shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,548 (2001)
OS grid reference SE505295
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  SSE
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS25
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°45′34″N 1°14′08″W / 53.759418°N 1.235496°W / 53.759418; -1.235496

Monk Fryston is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

The Dictionary of British Place Names notes Monk Fryston as "Fristun" (c.1030) and "Munechesfryston" (1166). The name derives from the Old English for "farmstead of the frisians", with prefix 'Monk' relating to it being an 11th-century possession of Selby Abbey.[1] According to a personal FreeUK web page, the name of the village originates from Monk's Free Stone[2][not in citation given] as all of the stone used to build Selby Abbey was obtained from a quarry in the centre of the village across the road from the old school building.[citation needed] The quarry was filled in for a housing development located next to the new school building, built on the old school field in 1998-99. The old school building has since been converted to housing.[citation needed]

The village is very closely linked to Hillam, although both villages maintain separate parish councils.

According to the 2011 UK census the population of Monk Fryston parish was 1008 and the number of households was 406.[3]

Monk Fryston is situated just over 6 miles (10 km) west of the town of Selby. It lies 2 miles (3 km) east of the A1(M) motorway junction 42, (A1 road), and 5 miles (8 km) north of the M62 motorway, junction 33, at Ferrybridge. The A63 road, Leeds to Selby, runs through the village.

Primary education needs are served by Monk Fryston Church of England Primary school.

The Parish Church is St Wilfrid's Monk Fryston (Church of England).

The village has one public house, The Crown Inn, which dates back to the 1600s, and a hotel, the Monk Fryston Hall Hotel which dates back to the 12th century.

The National Heritage List for England, compiled by English Heritage, holds 15 listed buildings for Monk Fryston. The list includes the Grade l St Wilfrid's Church, the Grade ll* Monk Fryston Hall and two Grade ll milestones.[4]

The York and North Midland Railway passes to the west of Monk Fryston. An old station platform still exists next to the railway just down from the South Milford sidings. The spot is popular with train enthusiasts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011), p.197. ISBN 019960908X
  2. ^ "How the name 'Monk Fryston' came about ..."
  3. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Area: Monk Fryston CP". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "The National Heritage List for England". English Heritage. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ TS389 Monk Fryston - Trainspots

External links[edit]

Media related to Monk Fryston at Wikimedia Commons