Place:Leeming, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesLeeming Barsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates54.3°N 1.55°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Halikeld Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Leeming or Leeming Bar is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the civil parish of Exelby, Leeming and Newton which, until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, was in Bedale Rural District. Historically it was in the ecclesiastical parish of Burneston in the wapentake of Halikeld.


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Leeming Bar's name is derived from the fact that it housed a Toll-House with a barrier that travellers were expected to pay at for onward travel beyond the barrier. Around 1840, the barrier was moved further south towards Leeming village, as a quirk in the local bye-laws meant that people did not have to pay for travelling within of the crossroads on either Dere Street or the Bedale to Northallerton road.

Located just to east of the A1(M) motorway and near RAF Leeming, it is home to the main depot of the Wensleydale Railway at Leeming Bar railway station as well as the Dales & District bus company. It was first bypassed in 1961, again in 2012, and lies on the Roman road Dere Street. It is approximately along the old A684 from the village of Aiskew and along the same road from the town of Northallerton. The A684 bypass was opened up in August 2016.

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