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Muker, North Yorkshire

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Muker, North Yorkshire

Muker is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. At the 2001 census it had a population of 309. Situated in Swaledale, one of the Yorkshire Dales, its name reflects its origin as a Norse settlement, derived from the Norse word "Mjor-aker" meaning "the narrow acre". The parish includes the hamlets of Angram, Keld, Thwaite, West Stonesdale and Birkdale, as well as the Tan Hill Inn, the highest inn in England.
DistrictRichmondshire
Post townRICHMOND
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSD9097
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01748
Population309 (2001)
 

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

Muker, small town and township, Grinton par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Swale, 5 miles NW. of Askrigg and 9 m. W. of Grinton, 30,192 ac., pop. 837; P.O.; has lead mines, collieries, and limestone quarries.

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