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North Riding
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St Lambert's Church, Burneston
Grid reference: SE308850
Location: 54°15’38"N, 1°31’43"W
Population: 311  (2011)
Post town: Bedale
Postcode: DL8
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Richmond (Yorks)

Burneston is a village in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 311.

The village is close to the A1(M) road, about four miles south-east of Bedale.


The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Brennigston" and at the time was the property of Merleswein the Sheriff. The King passed ownership to Count Alan of Brittany, who made Robert of Moutiers the local landlord.[1][2]

In 1591 the lordship was granted to Sir Richard Theakston by the Queen. It subsequently passed through the Pierse family of Bedale in 1639, the Wastell family in 1682, to eventually reside in 1830 with Matthew Montagu, 4th Baron Rokeby.[3]

The old Roman road of Dere Street ran near the village and now follows the route of the A1(M).[3]

The almshouses in Main Street, later partly used as a school, were built in 1680 and are Grade II* listed.[4]

Parish church

The village church is dedicated to St Lambert.[5] It was built in three stages between 1395 and 1550 and is a Grade I listed building.[6][7]

About the village

The village has one public house, The Woodman Inn,[8] and a post office.


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Burneston CofE Primary School  
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Outside links


  1. Burneston in the Domesday Book
  2. Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. pp. 660, 661. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 [1]
  4. National Heritage List 1293993: The Almshouses
  5. "Church". http://www.achurchnearyou.com/burneston-st-lambert/. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. "Church Parish". http://kbwp.org/wp/churches/burneston/. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. National Heritage List 1315164: Church of St Lambert (Grade I listing)
  8. "Amenities". http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/40/40223/Woodman_Inn/Burneston. Retrieved 17 November 2012.