Place:Raskelf, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameRaskelf
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.1333°N 1.25°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoEasingwold Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Raskelf is a big village and civil parish in the district of North Yorkshire, England. The electoral role has a population of around 400.

The village itself is split into two, 'The Green' and the main village which are about 400 yards apart. It is situated just off the A19, 2.5 miles north of Easingwold, 15 miles (24 km) north of York and 9 miles south of Thirsk. It can be reached by either travelling from Easingwold, turning left at the round about at the top of Long Street, along Raskelf Road, or directly from the A19 (just after the Easingwold bypass travelling north), or from Helperby which connects Raskelf to the Boroughbridge/Harrogate areas of North Yorkshire.

St Mary's church 12th-century is notable as the only church in Yorkshire to have a wooden tower and is a grade II* listed building.

There still exists a pound, known as a "Pinfold", where stray animals were once kept. There are two public houses, The 'Old Black Bull' and 'The Three Tuns', although the latter has now closed.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Raskelf was part of Easingwold Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Easingwold in the Bulmer Wapentake.

(Raskelf is 15 miles north of York.)

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