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Weaverthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Weaverthorpe, North Yorkshire

Weaverthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is 13 miles from Scarborough. Weaverthorpe was listed as being in the wapentake of Buckrose. Gypsey Race beck runs alongside the main street. Bronze Age settlements have been found at nearby Cowlam. There was a vill on the site in the period of Viking/Norse settlement when it was known as Wifertorp (11th C.). The village's name is linked to a certain Vidhfari, anglicized in Wivar.
DistrictRyedale
Post townMALTON
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridSE9670
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
 

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

Wifretorp

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

Weaverthorpe, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire - par., 5600 ac., pop. 1056; township, 2977 ac., pop. 643; vil., 6½ miles SW. of Seamer Junction and 10 miles NW. of Driffield; P.O.

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