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Masham
MASHAM (/ˈmæsəm/ MASS-əm ) is a small market town and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
, England. It has a population of 1,235. Situated in Wensleydale
Wensleydale
on the western bank of the River Ure
River Ure
, the name derives from the Anglo-Saxon "Mæssa's Ham", the homestead belonging to Mæssa. The Romans had a presence here, but the first permanent settlers were the Angles . Around 900 AD the Vikings
Vikings
invaded the region, burning and laying waste to the church and causing great suffering in Masham. They also introduced sheep farming, something for which the town is well known today. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Governance * 3 Community * 4 Transport * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Masham
Masham
was historically a large parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire
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Skipton And Ripon (UK Parliament Constituency)
In modern politics and history, a PARLIAMENT is a legislative , elected body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate , making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. Although some restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems , it is also commonly used to describe the legislature in presidential systems (e.g. the French parliament ), even where it is not in the official name. Historically, parliaments included various kinds of deliberative, consultative, and judicial assemblies, e.g. mediaeval parlements
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List Of United Kingdom Locations
A gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
showing each place's county , unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates
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List Of Places In England
Here is a LIST OF PLACES, divided by ceremonial county of England
England
. Northumberland Durham Lancashire Cheshire Derbs. Notts. Lincolnshire Leics. Staffs. Shropshire Warks. Northants. Norfolk Suffolk Essex Herts. Beds. Bucks. Oxon. Glos. Somerset Wiltshire Berkshire Kent Surrey Hampshire Dorset Devon Cornwall Heref. Worcs. Bristol East Riding of Yorkshire Rutland Cambs. Greater London Tyne font-size:85%; left:205.15px; top:136.2px">Cumbria North Yorkshire South Yorks. West Yorkshire Greater Manc
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List Of United Kingdom Parliament Constituencies
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT (also known as a CONSTITUENCY, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, RIDING, WARD, DIVISION, ELECTORAL AREA, or ELECTORATE) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body . Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a proportional representative system, or another voting method entirely. Members might be chosen through a direct election under universal suffrage , an indirect election , or another form of suffrage
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Yorkshire And The Humber (European Parliament Constituency)
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER is a constituency of the European Parliament . It elects six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the d\'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation . CONTENTS * 1 Boundaries * 2 History * 3 Returned members * 4 Election results * 5 References * 6 External links BOUNDARIESThe constituency corresponds to the Yorkshire and the Humber region of the United Kingdom, comprising the ceremonial counties of South Yorkshire , West Yorkshire , East Riding of Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire . HISTORYIt was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 , replacing a number of single-member constituencies
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Fire Services In The United Kingdom
The FIRE SERVICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM operate under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England and Wales
England and Wales
, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, and Scotland
Scotland
. Emergency cover is provided by over fifty fire and rescue services (FRS), which is the term used in modern legislation and by government departments. Many FRS were previously known as brigades or county fire services, but almost all now use the standard terminology. They are distinct from and governed by a fire authority , which is the legislative, public and administrative body, made up of civilians (usually members of elected local or regional bodies). Fire authorities in England and Wales
England and Wales
(and formerly Scotland), and therefore fire and rescue services, receive a large proportion of their funding through a share of Council Tax
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Emergency Medical Services In The United Kingdom
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM provide emergency care to people with acute illness or injury and are predominantly provided free at the point of use by the four National Health Services of England , Scotland , Wales , and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. Emergency care including ambulance and emergency department treatment is free to everyone, regardless of immigration or visitor status. The NHS commissions most emergency medical services through the 14 NHS organisations with ambulance responsibility across the UK (11 in England, 1 each in the other three countries). As with other emergency services, the public normally access emergency medical services through one of the valid emergency telephone numbers (either 999 or 112 )
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Yorkshire Ambulance Service
YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE (YAS) is the NHS ambulance service covering Yorkshire in England. It was formed on 1 July 2006 following the mergers of the former West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (WYMAS), South Yorkshire Ambulance Service (SYAS) and Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service (TENYAS). It is one of ten NHS Ambulance Trusts providing England with emergency medical services, free at the point of care and as part of the National Health Service it receives direct government funding for its role
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List Of Places In Yorkshire
This is a list of cities , towns , villages and hamlets in the counties of the EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE , NORTH YORKSHIRE , SOUTH YORKSHIRE and WEST YORKSHIRE . See List of civil parishes in the East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
, List of civil parishes in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
, List of civil parishes in South Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, List of civil parishes in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
for more detailed lists of civil parishes
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Ellingstring
ELLINGSTRING is a village and civil parish in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire , England, about 5 miles south-east of Leyburn . It lies within the Harrogate district. The population of the parish was estimated at 80 in 2012. REFERENCES * ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
County Council. 2012. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012
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West Riding
The WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, England
England
. From 1889 to 1974 the administrative county , COUNTY OF YORK, WEST RIDING (abbreviated: "COUNTY OF YORK (W.R.)") (the area under the control of West Riding County Council), was based closely on the historic boundaries. The lieutenancy at that time included the City of York
York
and as such was named WEST RIDING OF THE COUNTY OF YORK AND THE COUNTY OF THE CITY OF YORK
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Norman Architecture
The term NORMAN ARCHITECTURE is used to categorise styles of Romanesque architecture
Romanesque architecture
developed by the Normans
Normans
in the various lands under their dominion or influence in the 11th and 12th centuries. In particular the term is traditionally used for English Romanesque architecture. The Normans
Normans
introduced large numbers of castles and fortifications including Norman keeps , and at the same time monasteries , abbeys , churches and cathedrals , in a style characterised by the usual Romanesque rounded arches (particularly over windows and doorways) and especially massive proportions compared to other regional variations of the style
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Township (England)
In England
England
, a TOWNSHIP (Latin: villa) is a local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church. A township may or may not be coterminous with a chapelry , manor , or any other minor area of local administration. The township is distinguished from the following: * Vill
Vill
: traditionally, among legal historians, a vill referred to the tract of land of a rural community, whereas 'township' was referred to when the tax and legal administration of a rural community was meant. * Chapelry : the 'parish' of a chapel (a church without full parochial functions). * Tithing : the basic unit of the medieval Frankpledge system. 'Township' is, however, sometimes used loosely for one of the above. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Modern use * 3 Notes * 4 References HISTORY Township boundary marker at Mungrisdale, Cumbria
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Vikings
VIKINGS ( Old English : wicing—"pirate", Danish and Bokmål : vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk : vikingar; Icelandic : víkingar, from Old Norse víkingar), were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language , who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central and eastern Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. The term is also commonly extended in modern English and other vernaculars to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age . This period of Nordic military, mercantile and demographic expansion constitutes an important element in the early medieval history of Scandinavia , Estonia , the British Isles , France , Kievan Rus\' and Sicily
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