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Rainton, North Yorkshire

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Rainton, North Yorkshire

Rainton is a village in the Harrogate borough of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated about 6 miles north of Boroughbridge, 5 miles north-east of Ripon and 5 miles south-west of Thirsk. It is a picturesque village with a village green and a maypole. There are approximately 120 houses in Rainton including six listed buildings- several period farm houses, a smithy and a dovecote. The local vernacular building style is sandstone and cobble construction with slate or pantile roof.
Post townTHIRSK
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE3775
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 Rainton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Rainton Cum Newby ~ Rainton With Newby

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

Rainton with Newby, township, Topcliffe par., North-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles NE. of Ripon, 1576 ac., pop. 394.

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