Place:Spaunton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesSpaunton Moor
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2998°N 0.8906°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoPickering Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1934
Kirkbymoorside Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1934-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Spaunton is a hamlet and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near Lastingham and about 5 miles (8 km) north west of Pickering.

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

Spaunton Moor is a large expanse of moorland stretching north and south from Spaunton--the part north of Lastingham is adjacent to the south of Rosedale and Farndale. Spaunton Moor was the civil parish, while Spaunton is the hamlet. The civil parish was transferred from Pickering Rural District to Kirkbymoorside Rural District in 1934, together with that of Lastinham which was adjacent.

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