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Beadlam is located in North Yorkshire
Beadlam shown within North Yorkshire
Population 229 
OS grid reference SE653846
Civil parish
  • Beadlam
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO62
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°15′12″N 0°59′57″W / 54.25331°N 0.99923°W / 54.25331; -0.99923Coordinates: 54°15′12″N 0°59′57″W / 54.25331°N 0.99923°W / 54.25331; -0.99923

Beadlam is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 250, reducing to 229 at the Census 2011.[1] It is situated about 10 miles (16 km) west of Pickering, near the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park.[2] Beadlam is halfway between Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside on the A170.

A cottage in Beadlam

The village is unusual in that it is directly joined onto another village, Nawton, and is commonly given the name Nawton Beadlam. The village has a secondary school Ryedale School and Nawton, the village it is attached to, has a primary school, Nawton Primary School.

The village has a fish and chip shop, which is popular with the students returning from Ryedale School, and a bus stop which provides bus service connections to most of North Yorkshire including major cities and coastal towns in the area including York, Scarborough and Bridlington.

Nawton and Beadlam bus shelter and fish and chip shop

Beadlam was historically a township in the ancient parish of Kirkdale.[3] It became a separate civil parish in 1866,[4] but remains part of the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkdale. St Gregory's Minster, the parish church in Kirkdale, has been in use since before the Norman Conquest. Its daughter church of St Helen's in Beadlam, built in 1882-3, serves as the church of a local Ecumenical Partnership between Methodists and Anglicans.[5]

Two miles west of the village is Beadlam Roman villa which was excavated in 1969 revealing two 4th century rectangular buildings the northernmost of which was fitted with a hypocaust overlain by a tessellated floor.[6]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nawton and Beadlam Parish Plan" (PDF). Nawton and Beadlam Parish Council. 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  3. ^ William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Kirkdale". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Vision of Britain
  5. ^ "St Hilda's Beadlam Nawton". A Church Near You. 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "BEADLAM VILLA". 2010. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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