Amotherby is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Malton.

Amotherby
Mill at amotherby.jpg
HQ and mill of the BATA farmers' cooperative group, outside Amotherby.There is also a pub, The Queen's Head.
Amotherby is located in North Yorkshire
Amotherby
Amotherby
Location within North Yorkshire
Population399 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE750735
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°09′08″N 0°51′03″W / 54.1521°N 0.8507°W / 54.1521; -0.8507Coordinates: 54°09′08″N 0°51′03″W / 54.1521°N 0.8507°W / 54.1521; -0.8507

DescriptionEdit

The village appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as 'Aimundrebi' which is derived from 'Eymund's farm'.[2]

The 2001 census recorded a population of 357 for the parish, increasing to 399 at the 2011 Census.[1] There is a Grade II listed church dedicated to St Helen.[3]

Amotherby sits on two main roads, the B1257 between Helmsley and Malton and the Kirkbymoorside to Malton road. Both roads meet at a busy junction in the village, with traffic from Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside meeting towards Malton.

The village used to have a railway station on the Thirsk and Malton line. The station closed to passengers in 1930 but stayed open to goods until 1964.[4]

The village is home to Malton Foods Ltd (formerly known as Westlers) which produces ready meals for the foodservice and retail sectors.[5] The Company has been part of Zwanenberg Food Group UK since November 2013.

GovernanceEdit

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Kirby Misperton with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,032.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Amotherby Parish (1170217209)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ The North Yorkshire Village Book. Countryside Books. 1991. ISBN 1-85306-137-9.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen  (Grade II) (1149153)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ Howat, Patrick (1988). The railways of Ryedale and the Vale of Mowbray. Nelson: Hendon. p. 3. ISBN 0-86067-111-9.
  5. ^ Bellamy, Alison (5 January 2019). "Enjoying quiet life". The Yorkshire Post. Country Week. p. 11. ISSN 0963-1496.
  6. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Amotherby Ward (as of 2011) (1237325149)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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