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Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire

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Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire

Great Smeaton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies on elevated ground near the River Wiske, which is a tributary of the River Swale. The name Great Smeaton is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word Smideton meaning the smiths farm. The A167 (Darlington Road) passes through the village, which is about halfway between Darlington and Northallerton. It once stood on the route of the Great North Road between London and Edinburgh.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridNZ3404
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire

Other names by which Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Smeaton ~ Smeaton Great

Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Smeaton, Great, par., township, and vil., North-Riding Yorkshire - par., 5229 ac., pop. 781; township, 1536ac.,pop. 192; vil., 7m. N. of Northallerton; P.O.,T.O.

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