Ulleskelf

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Ulleskelf
Railway Bridge over River Wharfe at Ulleskelf geograph-494132-by-Andrew-Whale.jpg
Railway Bridge over River Wharfe at Ulleskelf
Ulleskelf is located in North Yorkshire
Ulleskelf
Ulleskelf
Ulleskelf shown within North Yorkshire
Population 980 
OS grid reference SE518401
Civil parish
  • Ulleskelf
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TADCASTER
Postcode district LS24
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°51′18″N 1°12′46″W / 53.85488°N 1.21267°W / 53.85488; -1.21267Coordinates: 53°51′18″N 1°12′46″W / 53.85488°N 1.21267°W / 53.85488; -1.21267

Ulleskelf /ˈʌləˌskɛlf/ is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, four miles from Tadcaster on the River Wharfe. Its name comes from the Scandinavian personal name Úlfr. Kelf translates from Icelandic (i.e. Old Norse) as calf. It was written in the Domesday Book as Oleschel and Oleslec.[1]

It is served by Ulleskelf railway station, at which up to ten trains a day run, all operated by Northern. It has one public house (the Ulleskelf Arms) and one shop (Post Office/general store). The 2011 UK Census recorded the population of the parish as 980.[2]

An episode of A Touch of Frost, entitled 'Mind Games', starring David Jason and Keith Barron, was filmed in the village in 2008.

Governance[edit]

Ulleskelf is the most populous village in the electoral ward called Saxton and Ulleskelf. The ward's population at the 2011 census was 2,341.[3]

The village hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speight, Harry (1902). Lower Wharfedale. Being a complete account of the history, antiquities and scenery of the picturesque valley of the Wharfe, from Cawood to Arthington. London: E Stock. pp. 204–205. OCLC 7225986. 
  2. ^ "2011 UK Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Saxton and Ulleskelf (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ulleskelf at Wikimedia Commons