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Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Leyburn is a market town and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England sitting above the northern bank of the River Ure in Wensleydale. Historically within the North Riding of Yorkshire, the name was derived from 'Ley' or 'Le' (clearing), and 'burn' (stream), meaning clearing by the stream. The town boasts two markets, several pubs, two banks with cash machines, and many small speciality stores. Market day is Friday.
DistrictRichmondshire
Post townLEYBURN
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE1190
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 code01969
Population1,844 (2001)
 

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

Leybourne

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

Leybourne, small market town and township, with ry. sta., Wemsley par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 18 miles W. of Northallerton, 2515 ac., pop. 972; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. Fairs for cattle and sheep are held. On W. side is Leyburn Shawl, a well-known walk on the edge of a ridge of rocks affording magnificent views.

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