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Masham, North Yorkshire

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Masham, North Yorkshire

Masham is a small market town and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 1,235. Situated in Wensleydale on the western bank of the River Ure, the name derives from the Anglo-Saxon "Mæssa's Ham", the homestead belonging to Mæssa. The Romans had a presence here, but the first permanent settlers were the Angles. Around 900 AD the Vikings invaded the region, burning and laying waste to the church and causing great suffering in Masham.
Post townRIPON
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE2280
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 code01765
Population1,235 (2001)

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

Masham, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., North-Riding Yorkshire - par., 17,018 ac., pop. 2174; township, 2347 ac., pop. 1071; town, on river Ure, 10½ miles NW. of Ripon, pop. 2174; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Masham gave the title of baron to the family of Scroop.

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