Houses at Terrington
Terrington shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||YO60 6|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Thirsk and Malton|
The village is mentioned four times in the Domesday Book as Teurintone. The lands were divided between the manors of Bulmer and Foston. At the time of the time of Norman invasion, lands in the manor were held by Ligulf, Northmann, Earl Morcar, Earl Waltheof and Gamal, son of Karli. Afterwards the lands were granted to Robert, Count of Mortain, Count Alan of Brittany and Berengar of Tosny. The manor was held soon after by Niel Fossard and then followed the descent of the manor of nearby Sheriff Hutton. Other lands were tenanted in the 13th century by the Latimer family and followed the descent of his manor at Danby until the 16th century. The manor was not held in demesne like other manors. In 1427 the manor was held by the lord of Sessay manor, Edmund Darell, and remained in his family until 1752. At that time it was sold to Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle. Those lands that were part of Foston manor becamw the property of the Lutrell family of Appleton-le-Street.
The village name is Old English, but of uncertain meaning. One suggestion is that it is from Tiefrung, a picture, linked to an older history of a Roman villa and mosaic floors. Another is the Anglo-Saxon name for witchcraft. Lastly, it could be the combination of the Saxon personal name, Teofer, and tun, meaning Teofers farm.
The village is within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It is also within the Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Hovingham ward of Rydale District Council.
The Parish includes the hamlets of Wiganthorpe, Mowthorpe and Ganthorpe.
The village lies less than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the nearest settlements of Wiganthorpe, Dalby and Ganthorpe.
In 1881, the population of the parish was recorded as 685. At the 2001 census it had a population of 520 of which 51.3% were male and 48.7% female. There were 245 dwellings of which 132 were detached.
The village has many small businesses, a post office and a public house (which closed in 2011). The village is served regularly by the Malton to Scackleton bus service and seasonally by the Helmsley to Castle Howard service.
The village is also home to Terrington Hall Preparatory School, a medium-sized Christian school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13, with a mixture of boarders and day pupils.
- Terrington in the Domesday Book
- "History". Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. pp. 810–811. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
- "Topynomy". Dictionary of place names. Oxford Press. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Alternative topynomy". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
- "Parish Headcounts: Ryedale". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
- "Village Services". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Primary School". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Secondary education". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Prep School". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Football". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Village Hall". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Church Listing". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "Village History". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
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