Place:Gillamoor, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameGillamoor
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2833°N 0.95°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKirkbymoorside Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
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Gillamoor is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of the county of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated about three miles north of Kirkbymoorside on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is an attractive stone-built village typical of the area.

Gillamoor is well known for its 'Surprise View'. At its eastern end, the road turns sharply to reveal an enchanting view of the eastern entrance to Farndale - the church wall plaque, close-by reads:

Thou, who hast given me eyes to see and love this sight so fair, give me a heart to find out thee, and read thee everywhere.

The little church was rebuilt single-handedly in 1802 by James Smith of Farndale. A most unusual, complex, four-faced sundial stands by the roadside in the centre of the village.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Gillamoor was part of Kirkbymoorside Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkbymoorside in the Rydale Wapentake.

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