West Heslerton

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West Heslerton
West Heslerton is located in North Yorkshire
West Heslerton
West Heslerton
 West Heslerton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE911759
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALTON
Postcode district YO17
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton (formerly Ryedale)
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Coordinates: 54°10′16″N 0°36′21″W / 54.17099°N 0.60574°W / 54.17099; -0.60574

West Heslerton is a small village in North Yorkshire, England, 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Pickering. Until 1974 the village lay in the historic county boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

All Saints Church, West Heslerton

The village is the site of one of Britain's largest archaeological[1] excavations, that of a large settlement which seems to have been occupied for several centuries until about 800 AD.[2] The settlement flourished during late Roman/early Anglo-Saxon times, but may have been occupied for a considerable length of time before the arrival of Romans in Britain. The site covers over 45 hectares and contains the traces of more than 200 buildings.

The village name is thought to be derived from the word "hazel" or "hazel enclosure".[3]

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail and the Centenary Way long distance footpaths runs just south of the village.

West Heslerton was served by Heslerton railway station on the York to Scarborough Line between 1845 and 1930.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Heslerton, North Yorkshire". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  2. ^ Powlesland, Dominic (March 1999). "The West Heslerton Assessment". Internet Archaeology. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  3. ^ Smith, A.H. (1937). The Place-Names of The East Riding of Yorkshire and York. Cambridge University Press. 
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

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