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Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

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Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Great Ayton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England on the edge of the North York Moors. It lies 7 miles south-east of Middlesbrough and 3 miles north-east of Stokesley on the border with the unitary authorities of Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough. According to the 2001 census, it has a population of 4,570. The village was the boyhood home of Captain Cook, the British explorer and navigator, who was born in nearby Marton.
Post townMiddlesbrough
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridNZ5611
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01642
Population4,570 (2001)

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

Ayton ~ Ayton Great and Little

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

Ayton, par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles NE. of Stokesley, 6394 ac., pop. 2020.

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