The North Riding of Yorkshire was one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings) of the English county of Yorkshire, alongside the East and West Ridings. From the Restoration it was used as a Lieutenancy area. The three ridings were treated as three counties for many purposes, such as having separate Quarter Sessions. An administrative county was created with a county council in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 on the historic boundaries. In 1974 both the administrative county and the Lieutenancy of the North Riding of Yorkshire were abolished, being succeeded in most of the Riding by the new non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire.
The highest point in the North Riding was Mickle Fell at 788 metres (2585 ft).
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... The County of York, North Riding administrative county was formed in 1889 ... parts of the administrative counties of Durham and North Riding ... From the North Riding came the boroughs of Redcar and Thornaby-on-Tees, the urban district of Eston, and part of Stokesley rural district (although the remainder of the rural district continued as part of the county) ...
... of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of the North Riding of Yorkshire ... Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg 1782–1802 For later custodes rotulorum, see Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire ...
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... In May 1946 "Thornabys own" No 608 (North Riding) squadron were reformed as part of reserve command, No 64 Group, in the light bomber role, however, they only received De Havilland Mosquito T3s and Airspeed Oxford T1s ... Number 2608 (North Riding) Light Anti Aircraft Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment were formed here in December 1947, armed with the 40mm Bofors Gun before being reorganised, re-equ. 3608 (North Riding) Fighter Control Unit, who trained men and women as Radar Operators and Fighter Plotters ...
Famous quotes containing the words riding and/or north:
“With its frame of shaking curls all in disarray,
make-up smudged by beads of sweat,
eyes languid at the end of lovemaking,
may the face of the slim girl
whos riding on top of you
protect you long.
Whats the use
of Vi.s».n»u, iva, Skanda,
and all those other gods?”
—Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)
“The North will at least preserve your flesh for you; Northerners are pale for good and all. Theres very little difference between a dead Swede and a young man whos had a bad night. But the Colonial is full of maggots the day after he gets off the boat.”
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline (18941961)