Moulton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 54°25′46″N 1°38′13″W / 54.42951°N 1.63707°W / 54.42951; -1.63707

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Moulton is located in North Yorkshire
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 Moulton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ236038
District Richmondshire
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMÖND
Postcode district DL10
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Moulton is a small village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in a secluded valley between the villages of Scorton and Middleton Tyas.

Amenities[edit]

Moulton Hall is a 17th-century manor house, owned and maintained by the National Trust, but tenanted by Viscount Eccles and his wife, the Baroness Eccles of Moulton. It is possible to gain admission for 50 Pence via prior arrangement.

The village pub is called the Black Bull inn.

History[edit]

Moulton is mentioned in the Domesday Book as the residence of a Saxon named Ulph.

After the Norman Conquest the manor was transferred to the Earls of Richmond.

Moulton changed hands many times, belonging to the Marshall, Wright, Smithson, and Shuttleworth families.

The artist George Cuitt the Elder was born in Moulton.[1]

Transport[edit]

The village lies just to the east of the A1, but access from the village has been restricted to southbound traffic only for several years. Motorists intending to travel north must head to Scotch Corner.

The village is served by a rural bus route between Darlington and Richmond.

The former railway station at Moulton End (3 miles away) is named after Moulton, but the nearest station was actually Scorton railway station. Both stations closed in 1969 with the abandonment of the Eryholme-Richmond branch line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ L. H. Cust, ‘Cuit , George, the elder (1743–1818)’, rev. Ruth Stewart, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 29 April 2011

External links[edit]

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