North Stainley

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North Stainley
North Stainley is located in North Yorkshire
North Stainley
North Stainley
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE286768
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°11′11″N 1°33′47″W / 54.18636°N 1.56319°W / 54.18636; -1.56319Coordinates: 54°11′11″N 1°33′47″W / 54.18636°N 1.56319°W / 54.18636; -1.56319

North Stainley is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England about 5 miles north of Ripon. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the closest settlement to the theme park Lightwater Valley which is 0.62 miles (1 km) to the south.[1]


North Stainley is derived jointly from Old English and Old Norse and means a stone clearing.[2] In 1086 the Domesday Book shows the very small hamlet of (North) Stainley in the antient wapentake of Hallikeld in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[3] Probably before 1832, and certainly by 1835, the entire wapentake was attached to the North Riding.

The Church of England primary school in North Stainley


  1. ^ "98" (Map). Northallerton & Ripon. 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319261972.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 436. OCLC 400936.
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: (North) Stainley, accessed 15 April 2017

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