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Middleham, North Yorkshire

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Middleham, North Yorkshire

Middleham is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales, on the north-facing side of the valley just above the junction of the River Ure and River Cover. There has been a settlement there since Roman Britain. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Medelai". Middleham is twinned with the northern French town of Azincourt.
DistrictRichmondshire
Post townLEYBURN
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE1287
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
Population840
 

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

Midelham ~ Midleham

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

Middleham, par. and vil., North-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ m. SE. of Leyburn, 2154 ac., pop. 818; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Middleham Hall, seat; on the top of the hill are the extensive and picturesque ruins of Sliddleham Castle (12th century), the stronghold of Warwick, the "King Maker," and the favourite residence of Richard III.; horses are broken on M. Moor.

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