Arrathorne is a hamlet and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The settlement is 6 miles (9 km) south of Richmond, 6 miles (9 km) north-west of Bedale and 6 miles (9 km) east of Leyburn.[1] The name has been recorded variously as Ergthorn, Erchethorn, Erghethorn, Erethorn and Arrowthorne.[2] It means The Thornbush by the Shieling.[3] Historically, the hamlet was in the Parish of Patrick Brompton in the Wapentake of Hang East.[4]

Cottages at Arrathorne.jpg
Cottages at Arrathorne
Arrathorne is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Populationabout 50
OS grid referenceSE201932
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEDALE
Postcode districtDL8
Dialling code01677
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°20′05″N 1°41′32″W / 54.3348°N 1.69218°W / 54.3348; -1.69218Coordinates: 54°20′05″N 1°41′32″W / 54.3348°N 1.69218°W / 54.3348; -1.69218

The nearest city to Arrathorne is Ripon. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 61. The population in 2011 census was 90 with an estimated population of the same number in 2015.[5] It has neither pub nor public telephone box and is not on a bus route. The nearest bus stop is in Hunton, just over a mile away. The nearest national rail station on the East Coast Main Line is in Northallerton 11 miles (18 km) away.[1]

There is one recorded descriptive gazetteer entry, in John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, "Arrathorne, township, North-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles NE. of Leyburn, 671 ac., pop. 62."[6]


  1. ^ a b "99" (Map). Northallerton & Ripon. 1:50,000. landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319261972.
  2. ^ "Arrathorne :: Survey of English Place-Names". Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1947). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (3 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 12. OCLC 12542596.
  4. ^ "Genuki: Patrick Brompton, Yorkshire (North Riding)". Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  5. ^ "2015 Population Estimates" (PDF). p. 15. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  6. ^ Bartholomew, John (1887). Gazetteer of the British Isles. Bartholomew. Retrieved 4 February 2014.

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