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East Ness, North Yorkshire

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East Ness, North Yorkshire

East Ness and West Ness together form the English village of Ness, which sits on the south bank of the River Rye. The name Ness is believed to mean nose or headland in Medieval Norse, and Ness is the start of the hill that ultimately rises up to become Sutton Bank. The village of Ness is believed to have been split into West & East, following the Norman Invasion as the ownership of the village was split between two landlords. This land ownership split still continues today.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE6978
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire

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