Upper Helmsley

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Upper Helmsley
North Riding
St Peter's Church - geograph.org.uk - 285168.jpg
St Peter's Church, Upper Helmsley
Grid reference: SE695056
Location: 54°0’15"N, 0°56’28"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Local Government
Council: Ryedale
Thirsk and Malton

Upper Helmsley is a village and parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, about seven miles east of York, in the Bulmer Wapentake. The population taken at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Gate Helmsley.


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Hamelsec in the Bulford hundred and as a possession of Ligulf. After the Norman invasion the land was granted to Count Robert of Mortain who made Nigel Fossard the local lord of the manor.[1]


The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 71.[2]

The nearest settlements are Gate Helmsley, a mile to the south; Warthill, a mile and a half to the south-west; Sand Hutton, a mile to the north and Stamford Bridge, a mile and a half to the south-east.


There is a church in the village dedicated to St Peter, rebuilt in 1888.[2]


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  1. helmsley Upper Helmsley in the Domesday Book
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 710. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.