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Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Thirsk is a small market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is 8 miles south-south east of the county town of Northallerton. According to the 2001 UK Census, the population was 4,703. Thirsk is a popular tourist destination close to the North York Moors. It has some small and medium sized businesses, and is known as the home of author James Herriot and birthplace of Thomas Lord, after whom Lord's Cricket Ground is named.
DistrictHambleton
Post townTHIRSK
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE4282
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 code01845
Population4,703 (2001 Census)
 

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

Threske ~ Thruske

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

Thirsk, market town, par., and township with ry. sta. (Thirsk Junction), North-Riding Yorkshire, on the Cod Beck, a tributary of the Swale, 22½ miles NW. of York and 210 miles from London by rail - par., 8699 ac., pop. 5772; township, 3251 ac., pop. 3337; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Monday. Thirsk is divided by the stream into two parts, the Old Town and the New Town, and a little to the S. is the suburb of Sowerby. The chief architectural features of the town are the spacious market-place and the fine old church. There are mfrs. of agricultural implements, leather, and saddlery, with some malting and brewing. Thirsk returned two members to Parliament from the time of Edward VI. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

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