Place:Wensley, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWensley
Alt namesWensleydalesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates54.3°N 1.867°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
Contained Places
Castle
Hornby Castle
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Wensley is a small village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south west of Leyburn. It lies on the A684 road and the River Ure passes through the village. It is the origin of the name of the dale Wensleydale. Wensley's Holy Trinity church is one of the finest in the dale, dating back to 1300 and is now a Grade I listed building.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Wensley was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Hang West Wapentake.

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