Marrick is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, situated in lower Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the village is approximately 9 miles (14 km) west of Richmond. The parish of Marrick also includes the hamlets of Hurst and Washfold, according to the UK 2011 Census, the population of the parish was 148.

Marrick is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population148 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE076982
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDL11
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
54°22′47″N 1°53′00″W / 54.37963°N 1.88336°W / 54.37963; -1.88336
Marrick Priory

History edit

Hurst, showing the chimney of the disused lead smelter

Marrick Priory, a former Benedictine nunnery dating back to the 12th century was the site of the local place of worship, the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Andrew until its conversion into a farm building in 1948, and later an outdoor education and residential centre for young people.[2]

The hamlet of Hurst, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north was a mining centre in the 19th century.[3]

Marrickville in Sydney, Australia is named after Marrick, North Yorkshire.

Governance edit

The village lies within the Richmond (Yorks) parliamentary constituency, which is under the control of the Conservative Party. The current Member of Parliament, since the 2015 general election, is Rishi Sunak. Marrick is part of the Richmondshire District Council electoral ward of Lower Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.[4]

Notable people edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Outdoor Adventure Activities | Yorkshire Dales". Marrick Priory. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ Tyson, L.O. (1983). The Hurst Mining Field, Yorkshire (PDF). The Northern Mine Research Society Sheffield U.K. pp. 61–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. ^ "RDC Ward Map" (PDF). Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ G. C. Boase, ‘Blenkiron, William (1807?–1871)’, rev. Wray Vamplew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 29 April 2011

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