Place:Leyburn, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLeyburn
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates54.317°N 1.817°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Leyburn is a market town and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England sitting above the northern bank of the River Ure in Wensleydale. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the name was derived from 'Ley' or 'Le' (clearing), and 'burn' (stream), meaning clearing by the stream. Leyburn had a population of 1,844 at the 2001 census.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Leyburn was the principal settlement of Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Wensley in the Hang West Wapentake.

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