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Houses in Wombleton.jpg
Houses in Wombleton
Wombleton is located in North Yorkshire
Wombleton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 404 (Including Welburn, Kirkbymoorside. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE669840
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO62
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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54°14′52″N 0°58′29″W / 54.24779°N 0.97478°W / 54.24779; -0.97478Coordinates: 54°14′52″N 0°58′29″W / 54.24779°N 0.97478°W / 54.24779; -0.97478

Wombleton is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated just south from the main Thirsk to Scarborough road A170 road and 7 miles (11 km) to the west of Pickering.

The village has one public house, the Plough Inn, which was renovated in 2012. It has retained its original character,[clarification needed] serves food and holds village community events. The pub is situated on the eastern side of the village on the junction with Main Street and Page Lane. Further along Page Lane there is a playing field with a cricket ground, a tennis court and a children's playground.

Wombleton also formed a football team for the start of the 2013-14 season and are currently in the Beckett League Division 1, after becoming the first team to win the 2nd division and 1st division in two consecutive seasons.

The village no longer has a chapel, but the Wombleton Parish Hall on Page Lane acts as the focal point for occasional religious services. It also holds regular village and community events.

Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south of the village on the road to Harome, is the turning for an old RAF airfield RAF Wombleton. It is now a private airfield and the location of a popular caravan campsite. Also at the turning on the Harome road is a Second World War Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) memorial.


Wombleton is mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, and was then held by the Archbishop of York. As late as 1831 Wombleton was still in the liberty of St Peter's, York.[2]

Wombleton was a township in the ancient parish of Kirkdale.[2] It became a separate civil parish in 1866.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Kirkdale". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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