Seamer, Hambleton

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Seamer
Seamer is located in North Yorkshire
Seamer
Seamer
Seamer shown within North Yorkshire
Population 566 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ498102
Civil parish
  • Seamer
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDDLESBROUGH
Postcode district TS9
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°29′07″N 1°13′53″W / 54.485150°N 1.231520°W / 54.485150; -1.231520Coordinates: 54°29′07″N 1°13′53″W / 54.485150°N 1.231520°W / 54.485150; -1.231520

Seamer is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, near the border with the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Stokesley.

Its name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Semer(s), with later medieval attestations including Samara. The first element is Old English 'lake'; the spelling of the second element suggests variation between Old English mere 'sea', Old English mersc 'marsh', and Old Norse marr 'lake, sea, pool'. The dominant meaning of the name therefore seems to have been 'lake by the sea'.[2]

This rural village supports a small farming community. There are 2 churches in the village, a Methodist chapel and St Martins Church of England. The village also has the King's Head pub.

The village pond

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. SEAMER.

External links[edit]

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