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Theakston, North Yorkshire

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Theakston, North Yorkshire

Theakston is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated just west of the A1 road, and is about three miles south-east of Bedale. The name "Theakston" is believed to derive from the name of the leading family settling the area during the Anglo-Saxon colonisation of England. The suffix "-ton" is clearly the indication of there having been an "enclosure", "palisade" or "homestead".
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE3085
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

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


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

Theakstone, township, Burneston par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles SE. of Bedale, 969 ac., pop. 48.

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