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.

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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
Location within North Yorkshire
Population399 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE750735
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
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


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.


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]


  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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