Place:Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England

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NameRyedale District
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates54.139°N 0.79°W
Located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Also located inYorkshire, England    
NOTE: In common parlance, the Ryedale District is spoken of as "Ryedale" or the "Borough of Ryedale". In order to differentiate Yorkshire local government districts formed in 1974 from other types of districts employed earlier in the county and from smaller places still in existence, here in WeRelate the word "District" has been added to all modern govenment districts outside a metropolitan borough.


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Ryedale is a non-metropolitan district of the shire county of North Yorkshire in England. Settlements include Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Norton-on-Derwent, Pickering, and Terrington. Part of Ryedale lies within the North York Moors National Park.

The name refers to the River Rye and was previously used for the Rydale wapentake of Yorkshire (note the difference in spelling), that covered roughly the same area.

Modern Local Area

The current district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the following urban and rural districts:

Changes in 1996

The district lost about half its population in 1996, when an expanded City of York became a unitary authority. The following parishes were transferred out of Ryedale and into York.