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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Helmsley is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. The town is located at the point where the valleys of Bilsdale and Ryedale leave the moorland and join the flat Vale of Pickering. It is situated on the River Rye and lies on the A170 road, 14 miles east of Thirsk, 13 miles west of Pickering and some 24 miles due north of York.
DistrictRyedale
Post townYORK
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE6184
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 code01439
Population1,570
 

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

Elmesley ~ Ulmetum

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

Helmsley, town, par., and township, with ry. sta., on river Rye, North-Riding Yorkshire, 31½ miles N. of York - par., 40,120 ac., pop. 3502; township, 8812 ac., pop. 1550; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; many of the inhabitants are employed in the mfr. of linen; there are several important fairs held annually for sheep, horses, and cattle; the ruins of Helmsley Castle (12th century) stand on an eminence overlooking the town.

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