Dishforth

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Dishforth
Main Street, Dishforth.jpg
The main street in Dishforth
Dishforth is located in North Yorkshire
Dishforth
Dishforth
Dishforth shown within North Yorkshire
Population 905 
OS grid reference SE382732
Civil parish
  • Dishforth
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO61
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 54°05′28″N 1°15′00″W / 54.0910°N 1.2501°W / 54.0910; -1.2501

Dishforth /ˈdɪʃfəθ/[1] is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. Dishforth translates from Old English as dic-ford; a ford by a dike or ditch.[2] The population of the parish taken at the 2011 census was 905.[3]

Dishforths two pubs; the Black Swan (left) and the Crown Inn (right)

It is just north of Dishforth Airfield, which up until April 2016 was an Army Air Corps helicopter station.[4] The village is close to the A1(M) and the A168.[5] The original route of the Great North Road runs through the village but RAF Dishforth was built over the old road which used to be the A1 and later the A167. The closest town is Boroughbridge 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south.[6]

The village has two pubs adjacent to one another; the Black Swan and the Crown Inn. The village has a small Methodist church, a village hall (which used to be the village church)[7] and a primary school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wells, John (29 January 2010). "Bessacarr". John Wells's phonetic blog. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 145. OCLC 400936. 
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Farewell flypast for regiment departing from Dishforth". ITV News. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "A1(M) Walshford to Dishforth". The Motorway Archive. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Location Overview - Dishforth" (PDF). army.mod.uk. Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dishforth Village Hall". Dishforth Village Hall. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dishforth at Wikimedia Commons