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The White Swan, Minskip.jpg
The White Swan public house at the north end of Minskip
Minskip is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE389646
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO51
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°04′36″N 1°24′22″W / 54.076650°N 1.406140°W / 54.076650; -1.406140Coordinates: 54°04′36″N 1°24′22″W / 54.076650°N 1.406140°W / 54.076650; -1.406140

Minskip is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Boroughbridge. It is on the A6055 road and 1 mile south-west of Boroughbridge. Minskip appears in the Domesday Book as Minescip, a name derived from the Old English gemaenscipe meaning a community or communal holding.[1]

Minskip was historically a township in the parish of Aldborough in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[2] It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1938 the civil parish was abolished and merged into the civil parish of Boroughbridge. In 1974 Minskip was transferred from the West Riding to the new county of North Yorkshire.[3]

Bus links are provided by Eddie Brown. The village is very close to the A1(M).


  1. ^ Smith, A.H. (1961). The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 5. Cambridge University Press. p. 85.
  2. ^ GENUKI website. Yorkshire West Riding: Aldborough Parish
  3. ^ Vision of Britain website

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