Village street - Over Silton
Over Silton shown within North Yorkshire
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|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||YO7 2|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Sileutune in the Allerton hundred. At the time of the Norman Invasion, the manor was the possession of Arnketil, afterwards it became the possession of the Crown. The Crown granted the manor as a mense lordship first to the Mowbray family and then to the Malbiche of Kirby Knowle until the 13th century. In 1257, Geoffrey de Upsall was granted demense land. After this succession followed the Upsall descent until it was sold to the Askwith family who held it until the end of the 16th century. In the mid 17th century the manor was sold to Thomas, Lord Fauconberg of Newburgh. His descendant, Sir George Wombwell sold the manor to William Wainman in 1866.
The topynomy of the name could be either from the Old Norse name Scylfa or the Anglian word, Scelf meaning shelf, both combined with the Old English suffix tun for settlement. The Over distinguishes it as the higher village named Silton.
The village is within the Richmond (North Yorkshire) UK Parliament constituency. It is within the North Hambleton electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Osmotherley ward of Hambleton District Council.
There is a church in the village dedicated to St Mary situated 500 yards to the east of the village. The 12th century building is Grade II listed, as are some of the tombstones and headstones.
- Over Silton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- ""History"". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. pp. 788–789. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
- "Topynomy". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
- "Church listing". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
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