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Eppleby village green
Eppleby is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population269 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ177131
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDL11
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
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54°30′49″N 1°43′36″W / 54.51355°N 1.72668°W / 54.51355; -1.72668

Eppleby is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It is located about 7 miles (11 km) north of Richmond.[2] According to the 2011 United Kingdom census, the population of the parish was 269.[1]


Eppleby was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1096 as being in the hundred of "Land of Count Alan" and the county of Yorkshire, the population was estimated at 0.9 households.[3]

In 1870–72 John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eppleby as:

"a township in Forcett parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the N border of the county, 2½ miles N by E of Gainford r. station, and 9 N of Richmond. Acres, 1, 060. Real property, £1, 964. Pop., 245. Houses, 59. There is a Free Methodist chapel"[4]

The Methodist chapel was also mentioned in The London Gazette, although little evidence of the building save for a group of houses named Chapel Row remains in the village.[5] Evidence of the disused Forcett branch line of the Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway, which was opened in 1867 can be found in the Eppleby.[6]


The village lies within the Richmond (Yorks) parliamentary constituency, which is under the control of the Conservative Party. The current Member of Parliament, since the 2015 general election, is Rishi Sunak. Eppleby also lies within the Melsonby ward of Richmondshire District Council.[7]

Community and culture[edit]

Eppleby has one public house, The Cross Keys, as well as a village shop and tea room that was opened in 2013.[8] The village hall is a multi-purpose venue that also houses a part-time post office.[9] The village primary school, Trinity Academy Eppleby-Forcett, has been in federation with the Church of England school in Middleton Tyas since 2015, and in 2018 both schools joined with Richmond Church of England primary school and rebranded to form Trinity Academy, with all three sites sharing the one executive head teacher.[10]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Eppleby Parish (E04007480)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 92 Barnard Castle & Richmond (Teesdale) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319228982.
  3. ^ "Eppleby | Domesday Book". opendomesday.org. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  4. ^ "History of Eppleby, in Richmondshire and North Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "London Gazette 31/01/1980" (PDF).
  6. ^ Barker, Philip (13 December 2009). "Track and Bridge over Dismantled Railway". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Melsonby ward map" (PDF). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  8. ^ "New businesses to boost village". ITV News. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Branch Finder | Post Office". www.postoffice.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  10. ^ Willis, Joe (11 May 2018). "Richmondshire schools celebrate new names and new beginnings". Richmondshire Today. Retrieved 26 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Eppleby at Wikimedia Commons