Wharram-le-Street

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Coordinates: 54°04′54″N 0°40′57″W / 54.0818°N 0.6824°W / 54.0818; -0.6824

Wharram-le-Street
Wharram le Street church, Yorkshire.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Wharram-le-Street is located in North Yorkshire
Wharram-le-Street
Wharram-le-Street
 Wharram-le-Street shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE8665
Civil parish Wharram-le-Street
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Malton
Postcode district YO17
Dialling code 01944
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Wharram-le-Street is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Until the 1974 local government reorganisation Wharram-le-Street was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The village is on the B1248 road between North Grimston and the boundary with the present East Riding unitary authority.

The affix "le-Street" in the toponym refers to the fact that the village is beside the course of a former Roman road. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the manor as Warham. About 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village is the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy.

The Church of England parish church of St Mary is late Anglo-Saxon.[1] The nave and lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before the Norman conquest of England.[1] The top of the tower is slightly later, representing the Saxo-Norman overlap architecture of the late 11th or early 12th century.[1] The chancel arch is pure Norman, the north aisle was added in the 14th century and the chancel was rebuilt in 1862–64.[2]

St Mary's is now a Grade I listed building.[3] The parish is now part of a joint benefice with the parishes of East Lutton, Helperthorpe, Kirby Grindalythe, Weaverthorpe and West Lutton.[4]

Wharram railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway served the village from 1853 to 1950.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Pevsner 1972, p. 367.
  2. ^ Pevsner 1972, p. 368.
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of Saint Mary (1149064)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 October 2013 .
  4. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "St Mary, Wharram le Street". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 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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