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Commondale is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England that lies within the North York Moors National Park. "Commondale" derives from the Gaelic Irish personal name Colmán.

Commondale
Commondale is located in North Yorkshire
Commondale
Commondale
Location within North Yorkshire
Population129 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ661105
Civil parish
  • Commondale
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWHITBY
Postcode districtYO21
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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UK
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54°29′09″N 0°58′49″W / 54.485700°N 0.980400°W / 54.485700; -0.980400Coordinates: 54°29′09″N 0°58′49″W / 54.485700°N 0.980400°W / 54.485700; -0.980400

The village is served by Commondale railway station. It has a small pub called "The Cleveland Inn"

Stained glass windows on the north-east side of Commondale church. Commondale was once a centre of brick-making and the church is unusual in being built in local brick rather than stone.

According to the 2011 UK census, Commondale parish had a population of 129,[1] the same as in the 2001 UK census.[2]

Commondale is also the home of the Cleveland County Scouts campsite known as Raven Gill Campsite. This is used by Scouts and other youth groups from all around the world. This provides a good trade for the village pub and also promotes good farming practice in the area.

Connected to Whitby, Middlesbrough and Newcastle through the Esk Valley Railway, this small village is the definition of the North York Moors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Commondale Parish (1170217329)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Commondale CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.

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