Place:Nunnington, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameNunnington
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2°N 0.9833°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
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Nunnington is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. The river Rye runs through the village.

Nunnington Hall is a Grade I listed mansion owned by the National Trust and open to the public. The parish church, dedicated to All Saints and St James, is also a Grade I listed building. The nave and chancel date from the late 13th century and the tower from 1672, but the tower, porch and vestry were rebuilt in 1883-4. There is a fine 17th century pulpit. The village has 28 other houses and other objects listed Grade 2, including the early 18th-century bridge over the river.

Nunnington railway station lay one mile west of the village. It closed to passengers in 1953.

Former residents of Nunnington have included the writers Annie Keary (1825–1879) and Eliza Harriett Keary (1827–1918) in the 1840s, while their father William Keary (died 1859) was rector. Annie Keary's children's book Mia and Charlie; or a Week's Holiday at Ryedale Rectory (London/Winchester, 1855) recounts the story of the Proud Lady of Nunningham, who haunts the hall.

Herbert Read, the anarchist poet and critic, was born at nearby Muscoates in 1893 and lived at Muscoates Grange Farm.

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

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