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North Riding
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Melsonby Village
Grid reference: NZ198084
Location: 54°28’15"N, 1°41’42"W
Population: 735  (2011[1])
Post town: Richmond
Postcode: DL10
Dialling code: 01325
Local Government
Council: Richmondshire

Melsonby is a village and civil parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It lies a mile and a half west of the A1(M) motorway and the same distance north of the A66.


The second element in the name Melsonby is the Old Norse suffix -by,[2] meaning "farm, settlement". The first element may be the Old Irish personal name Maelsuithan,[2] which indicates Norse-Gaelic settlement in the area.[2]


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Melsonby)
  1. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Melsonby Parish (1170217168)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 June 2018 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stenton, Frank Merry (1970). Preparatory to Anglo-Saxon England: The Collected Papers of Frank Merry Stenton. Clarendon. p. 312. ISBN 0198223145. Retrieved 5 January 2019. 
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