Place:Middleham, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameMiddleham
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates54.283°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Middleham is a small market town and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales, on the north-facing side of the valley just above the junction of the River Ure and River Cover. There has been a settlement there since Roman Britain. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Medelai". The name means 'middle ham or village'.

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

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