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Meaux, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Meaux, East Riding of Yorkshire

Meaux (pronounced /mjus/ "mewss") is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is about 6.5 miles north of Hull city centre and 3.5 miles east of Beverley. Meaux is part of the civil parish of Wawne. Meaux Abbey was a Cistercian Abbey near Meaux. Its name is recorded in the Domesday Book as Melse and seems to come from Old Norse Mel-sǽr = "Sandbank-pool", not from Meaux in France.
Post townBEVERLEY
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA0939
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01482
 

Other names by which Meaux, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Melsa ~ Melse

Meaux, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Meaux (or Melsa), township, Wawne par., East-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles E. of Beverley, 1457 ac., pop. 101; has some remains of an abbey of 12th century.

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