Place:Gatenby, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameGatenby
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.285°N 1.501°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Halikeld Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
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Gatenby is a secluded village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated about two miles east of the A1 road, near to the River Swale. Nearby is RAF Leeming. The population of the parish was estimated at 40 in 2010.

The place name is found in the Domesday Book as Ghetenesbi, the meaning is unclear, one interpretation is "goat's tongue ridge farm", a farm situated on a narrow ridge.

From the place name, there is a derivative English surname, see Gatenby (name).

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Gatenby was part of Bedale Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Burneston in the wapentake of Halikeld.

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