Place:Malham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMalgonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Malgunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.051°N 2.135°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Malham is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Before the 1974 boundary changes, the village was in the Settle Rural District of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire.

In the Domesday Book, the name is given as Malgun, meaning "settlement by the gravelly places". Situated in the Yorkshire Dales with a population of approximately 150, the surrounding countryside is well known for its limestone pavements and other examples of limestone scenery.

Research Tips

The Malhamdale Local History Group provides all sorts of local information on the parish online. Included are parish records of births, marriages and deaths pre-1837, the 1881 census, maps and much more.

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