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Monk Fryston, North Yorkshire

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Monk Fryston, North Yorkshire

Monk Fryston is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The name of the village originates from Monk's Free Stone as all of the stone used to build Selby Abbey was obtained from a quarry in the centre of the village across the road from the old school building. The quarry was filled in for a housing development located next to the new school building, built on the old school field in 1998/9. The old school building has since been converted to housing.
Post townLEEDS
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5029
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
Population1,548 (2001)

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

Frystone ~ Frystone Monk ~ Monk Frystone

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

Frystone, Monk, par. and township, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles S. of Sherburn -- par., 4254 ac., pop. 1106; township, 1771 ac., pop. 506; P.O., called Monk Fryston.

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