Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond is a market town and civil parish in the district and county of North Yorkshire, England. It is near the River Swale and on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as a tourist centre for the park.[2] The town's population at the 2011 census was 8,413. The town is 16 miles (26 km) from the local government district's administrative centre in Northallerton.

Historic Richmond, with its Norman castle
Richmond is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population8,413 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ170009
 London210 mi (340 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDL10
Dialling code01748
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54.403°N 1.737°W / 54.403; -1.737

In the Domesday Book of 1086, the area was collected under Yorkshire, the town was in the Gilling Wapentake. After the book it became the centre for wapentakes in the Honour of Richmond for the North Riding of Yorkshire.[3] Under the 1974 reforms, it became the administrative centre of the Richmondshire district in the North Yorkshire non-metropolitan county. The town came under the current district with unitary authority in a 2023 reform.

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