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Malham, North Yorkshire

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Malham, North Yorkshire

Malham is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Before 20th century boundary changes, the village was in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. In the Domesday Book, the name is given as Malgun, meaning "settlement by the gravelly places". Situated in the Yorkshire Dales with a population of approximately 150, the surrounding countryside is well known for its limestone pavements and other examples of limestone scenery.
Post townSKIPTON
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSD9062
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 code01729

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

Malham Moor

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

Malham, township and vil., Kirkby in Malham Dale par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 5½ miles E. of Settle, 4282 ac., pop. 148; P.O.; Malham is annually visited by great numbers of tourists, the attractions being Gordale Scar and Malham Cove, a vast amphitheatre of limestone cliffs, 285 ft. high.

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