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East Riding
St John the Baptist Yedingham June 2009 (Nigel Coates).jpg
St John the Baptist's Church
Grid reference: SE892795
Location: 54°12’13"N, 0°37’57"W
Post town: Malton
Postcode: YO17
Local Government
Council: North Yorkshire
Thirsk and Malton

Yedingham is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in the very north of the Riding, on the south bank of the River Derwent, which marks the boundary with the the North Riding. Yedingham sits halfway between West Knapton and Allerston, nine miles north-east of Malton.

The village's name is thought to derive from Old English Eadinga ham, meaning 'Homestead of Eada's people'.[1]

About the village

There is a small Church dedicated to St John the Baptist.

The River Derwent flows through to the north of the village. The original bridge crossing the Derwent was built in 1731. This was replaced by the current bridge built in 1970.[2]

The village hall can be found next to The Providence, a public house.

To the north of the village lies the remains of the Yedingham Priory. This was home to Benedictine nuns from 1163 to 1539.[3]

See also

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Yedingham)


  1. Template:Placeames
  2. Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: York & East Riding, 1972; 1995 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09593-7
  3. Spence, Joan and Bill (1981). Mediæval Monasteries of Yorkshire. Ambo Publications.