Lower Dunsforth

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Lower Dunsforth
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Lower Dunsforth from the west
Grid reference: SE4464
Location: 54°4’34"N, 1°19’42"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO26
Dialling code: 01423
Local Government
Council: Harrogate
Harrogate and Knaresborough

Lower Dunsforth is a village and township on the border of the West Riding and North Riding of Yorkshire.[1] It was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) as Doneforde/Dunesford/Dunesforde.[2]

The village is entirely on the right bank of the River Ouse, which forms the boundary between the Ridings for the most part, but here, and at Upper Dunsforth the boundary deviates from the river, splitting both villages between the Ridings.

St Mary's church was rebuilt in the 1860s with a buttressed spire.


  1. Relationships and changes Vision of Britain. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. The National Archives. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
St Mary's church
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