Londonderry, North Yorkshire

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Londonderry
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Village street in Londonderry
Londonderry is located in North Yorkshire
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54°17′05″N 1°31′58″W / 54.284793°N 1.532706°W / 54.284793; -1.532706Coordinates: 54°17′05″N 1°31′58″W / 54.284793°N 1.532706°W / 54.284793; -1.532706

Londonderry is a village near the Yorkshire Dales, England situated 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Bedale, almost on the A1 road.[1] It is part of the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire and is in the historic North Riding of Yorkshire.

It is named after the Londonderry family, who took their name from County Londonderry, Ireland, and were colliery owners in this area of England.[2]

Londonderry Lodge was a former Transport Café in the village. The café is now closed, but served the traffic on the A1 road for 100 years.[3][4] The building has been listed as Grade II since 1966.[5] With the upgrading of the A1 to A1(M) standard, the junction with the A1 was diverted away from Londonderry (with even the new service road, the A6055, taking a route west of the new road as opposed to going through the hamlet). As a consequence of this, traffic has been lost from the hamlet, lorry traffic especially so. A noted refuelling service station have moved their business from Londonderry to Leeming Bar because of this traffic shift.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Londonderry... North Yorkshire that is". www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Lloyd, Chris (10 July 2015). "It's a long way to Londonderry...". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Middleton, Christopher (11 July 1997). "King of the roads". The Independent. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Lloyd, Chris (27 May 2015). "Curiosities seen from the saddle". Smallholder. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Londonderry Lodge". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Exelby Services secures a £4 million finance package from HSBC". Harrogate Informer. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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