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East Riding
Wharram le Street church, Yorkshire.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Grid reference: SE8665
Location: 54°4’54"N, 0°40’57"W
Post town: Malton
Postcode: YO17
Dialling code: 01944
Local Government
Council: Ryedale

Wharram-le-Street is a village and parish in the Buckrose wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The population as of the 2011 census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Thixendale. The village is on the B1248 road between North Grimston and Wetwang.

The affix "le-Street" in the toponym refers to the fact that the village is beside the course of a former Roman road. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the manor as Warham. About a mile south of the village is the deserted mediæval village of Wharram Percy.

The Church of England parish church of St Mary is late Anglo-Saxon.[1] The nave and lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before the Norman conquest.[1] The top of the tower is slightly later, representing the Saxo-Norman overlap architecture of the late 11th or early 12th century.[1] The chancel arch is pure Norman, the north aisle was added in the 14th century and the chancel was rebuilt in 1862–64.[2]

St Mary's is now a Grade-I listed building.[3] The parish is now part of a joint benefice with the parishes of East Lutton, Helperthorpe, Kirby Grindalythe, Weaverthorpe and West Lutton.[4]

Wharram railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway served the village from 1853 to 1950.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pevsner 1972, p. 367.
  2. Pevsner 1972, p. 368.
  3. National Heritage List 1149064: Church of Saint Mary
  4. Archbishops' Council (2010). "St Mary, Wharram le Street". A Church Near You. Church of England. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/wharram-st-mary/. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 


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