Streetlam

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Streetlam
Streetlam is located in North Yorkshire
Streetlam
Streetlam
 Streetlam shown within North Yorkshire
Population 25 
OS grid reference SE310989
Civil parish Danby Wiske with Lazenby
District Hambleton
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHALLERTON
Postcode district DL7
Dialling code 01325
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Richmond (Yorks)
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Coordinates: 54°23′06″N 1°31′22″W / 54.38506°N 1.52287°W / 54.38506; -1.52287

Streetlam is a hamlet in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, located 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Northallerton. The population fluctuates around 25. Streetlam is situated in a largely flat area of farmland in the Vale of York,[1] which is a low lying area of ground that extends about 40 miles from north to south in between two hilly national parks to the west and the east. Streetlam is 174 miles (280 km) south of Edinburgh and is 240 miles (387 km) north of London.

The hilly and low mountainous areas of land around Streetlam are called the Pennines and the North York Moors. The Pennines and North York Moors can be seen in the distance to the west and east of Streetlam respectively. The main local industry is farming;[2] however, there are many people in Streetlam and the immediate surrounding area who base themselves locally and commute to work in neighbouring population centres including Northallerton, Darlington and Teesside. Due to the small population in Streetlam there is a lack of public facilities. Streetlam has a working BT telephone box, a Royal Mail post box with daily 4 pm collections and a notice board. Residents travel the short distance to neighbouring towns, most notably Northallerton, Darlington and Richmond to run errands.

Tourism[edit]

Streetlam centre, near sunset, 15 May 2004

The famous Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk (C2C) passes through Streetlam,[3] bringing several thousand hikers through the hamlet every season. Most people walk through Streetlam between April and October and many relax on the grass or in the shade of the trees before moving on to the next village, Danby Wiske, where there is a pub. Streetlam is also noted for being in the middle of the "tedious section" of the coast to coast walk, being located in flat land which is navigable by long winding narrow lanes with head-high hedges.

Climate[edit]

Streetlam has a climate similar to that of other places in lowland Northern England; however, due to its inland location and being in a large, wide valley, Streetlam plays host to slightly more extreme conditions, leading to slightly colder winters and warmer summers. Cold air drops in from the hills in the west and the east during winter, leading to Streetlam and other neighbouring villages experiencing freezing temperatures which can drop to below -15°C during very cold nights. Snow is quite rare, lying for around 3 to 10 days each year, although in the winter of 2009/2010 and in November / December 2010 there were spells when snow lay on the ground for approximately five weeks continuously. Summer is warm and largely dry compared with the rest of the UK with a mixture of cloud, sun and occasional light rain. Extremes do sometimes occur in the summer as was seen notably in 2003 and 2006, when 35°C was recorded. Please see the climate statistics for Leeming (the nearest weather station) below and assume slightly more extreme averages for Streetlam.

Climate data for Streetlam, observed at RAF Leeming
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
6
(43)
9
(48)
11
(52)
15
(59)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
17
(63)
14
(57)
9
(48)
7
(45)
13
(55)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
1
(34)
2
(36)
4
(39)
6
(43)
9
(48)
11
(52)
11
(52)
9
(48)
7
(45)
3
(37)
1
(34)
5
(41)
Precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
40
(1.57)
46
(1.81)
45
(1.77)
49
(1.93)
52
(2.05)
50
(1.97)
65
(2.56)
50
(1.97)
51
(2.01)
43
(1.69)
52
(2.05)
599
(23.58)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 53 65 106 131 177 172 164 158 123 91 65 46 1,351
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Sport[edit]

Streetlam is home to an amateur football team called Streetlam Farmers, who play in Hambleton Ales Division 2 every Sunday within season. The team spent one year in Division 1 during the 2003–04 season and play their home games on a local field which is maintained during the football season.

History[edit]

There used to be a village inn in Streetlam which would welcome visitors with accommodation and amenities. This inn was changed into a house and is the first house that walkers come across when doing the C2C in the usual west to east format. (Thus, it is the last house on the unconventional east to west format.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray". Vale-of-york.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  2. ^ "STREAM : North Yorkshire County Council". Northyorks.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ "The Coast to Coast Walk - Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross". Walkingenglishman.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Streetlam at Wikimedia Commons