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Leeming, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Leeming, a village and an ecclesiastical parish forming-part of the township and parish of Exelby, Leeming, and Newton, in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on Ermine Street, here called Leeming Lane, 1 mile SSE of a station of the name of Leeming Lane on the Northallerton and Leyburn railway, and 2 miles NE by E of Bedale. It has a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Leeming Bar. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1880. Population, 528. The name Leeming signifies a stone-way, and alludes to the stone-paved Ermine Street. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Burneston. The church is an edifice of red brick. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishBurneston 
Poor Law unionBedale 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton