Ebberston

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Ebberston
Ebberston is located in North Yorkshire
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Ebberston shown within North Yorkshire
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54°13′48″N 0°37′23″W / 54.230°N 0.623°W / 54.230; -0.623Coordinates: 54°13′48″N 0°37′23″W / 54.230°N 0.623°W / 54.230; -0.623

Ebberston is a small village near Pickering in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

The village used to be in the Wapentake of Pickering Lythe. A cairn in the village dedicated to King Alfred who supposedly sought sanctuary in a cave here before being removed to Driffield where he died.[1]

On 18 August 2009 a 500 lb unexploded bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion next to the village which necessitated the evacuation of hundreds of local residents from Ebberston and Allerston.[2] The bomb hailed from a 'Whitley Mark V Bomber', of the No. 102 Squadron RAF, based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse which crash landed on 27 October 1940, with all personnel having bailed out and survived.[3]

Transport[edit]

Ebberston is on the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road.[4] Bus service 128 runs from Scarborough to Helmsley with 11 through services and 4 terminating at Pickering.[5]

Between 1882 and 1950 the village was served by Ebberston railway station on the Forge Valley Line between Scarborough and Pickering.[6]

Landmarks[edit]

The 11th century Church, St Mary the Virgin, is to the west of the village just off the A170.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ancient Parish of EBBERSTON". GENUKI. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeffels, David (19 August 2009). "Second World War bomb found near Ebberston is detonated by RAF Bomb Disposal Unit". Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "History behind Ebberston's bomb". BBC. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yorkshire Moors: Ebberston". www.yorkshiremoors.co.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Service 128 - East Yorkshire Motor Service Ltd". www.eyms.co.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Disused Stations: Ebberston Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "St Mary, Ebberston". A Church Near You. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

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