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Welbury is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population259 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ399023
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthallerton
Postcode districtDL6
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°24′55″N 1°23′11″W / 54.41539°N 1.38645°W / 54.41539; -1.38645Coordinates: 54°24′55″N 1°23′11″W / 54.41539°N 1.38645°W / 54.41539; -1.38645

Welbury is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Appleton Wiske and 8 miles (13 km) north of Northallerton.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday book (1086) as having 6 Geld units for taxable purposes and King William being the Lord.[2] The village was originally in the Union of Northallerton which was in the Wapentake of Birdforth.[3] In 1319, the village and fields were destroyed by marauding Scots on their way to meet the English at what would become the Battle of Myton.[4][5][6]

St Leonard Church is 9th century[7] and had renovations in 1815 and 1877. It is in the parish of Welbury in the Diocese of York.[8]

Welbury used to have its own railway station just south of the village built by the Leeds and Thirsk Railway (later the Leeds Northern Railway) which later became part of the North Eastern Railway. The station opened in 1852 and closed to passengers in 1954. The line is still open and is served by Trans-Pennine expresses between Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport via York and Leeds.[9]

Welbury has a village pub, The Duke of Wellington, which gives its land over to the welly wanging championships.[10]



  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Welbury Parish (1170216954)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Place: Welbury". Open Domesday. Open Domesday Project. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ Lewis, S (1848). "Welbury (St Leonard)". British History Online. A Topographical Dictionary of England. pp. 498–499. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Historical Notes, Welbury". Domesday 1986. BBC. 1986. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Parishes: Welbury". British History Online. Victoria County History. pp. 80–82. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  6. ^ "The Battle of Myton-On-Swale". Information Britain. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Welbury history". Welbury. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. ^ "St Leonard Welbury". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Welbury Station (500543)". PastScape. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  10. ^ "The woners of welly wanging". Darlington and Stockton Times. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  11. ^ Amanda Phillips, ‘Irving, Lydia (1797–1893)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 20 June 2017

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