Seamer, Scarborough

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Not to be confused with Seamer, Hambleton.
Seamer
Seamer is located in North Yorkshire
Seamer
Seamer
 Seamer shown within North Yorkshire
Population 4,335 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA016836
Civil parish Seamer
District Scarborough
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SCARBOROUGH
Postcode district YO12
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Scarborough and Whitby
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UK
England
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Coordinates: 54°14′18″N 0°26′28″W / 54.238300°N 0.441000°W / 54.238300; -0.441000

Seamer is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England.

Its name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Semær, with later medieval attestations including Semare and Samara. The first element is Old English 'lake'; the spelling of the second element suggests variation between Old English mere 'sea' and Old Norse marr 'lake, sea, pool'. The dominant meaning of the name therefore seems to have been 'lake by the sea'. 'The reference was to a lake now drained in the area SW of the church at Seamer Carr TA 0281.[2]

According to the 2011 UK census, Seamer parish had a population of 4,335,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,774.[3]

It is served by a railway station which is on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs between Hull and Scarborough. It is also served by the Scarborough branch of the North TransPennine service from York. It also has a school, and has several communal clubs held around the village

Seamer Main Street looking towards Irton Moor
St Martin's Church

The Star Carr Mesolithic archaeological site is located in the parish.[4] In August 2010, the team announced that they had discovered the oldest known house in Britain, dated to 10,500 years before the present. The Star Carr house was comparable to an Iron Age roundhouse, about 3.5 metres (11 ft) wide and made of wood. It is believed to have been used for between 200–500 years after its construction.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Seamer CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. SEAMER.
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Seamer CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Cf. Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. SEAMER.
  5. ^ Coughlan, Sean (10 August 2010). "Archaeologists discover Britain's 'oldest house'". BBC News. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

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