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Muston, North Yorkshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Muston is a village and civil parish, in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west from the centre of the coastal town of Filey, and on the A1039 road.

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History

According to the A Dictionary of British Place Names 'Muston' is derived from either the 12th-century "mouse infected farmstead", or a "farmstead of a man called Musi", being an Old Norse person name with the Old English 'tun' (farmstead or enclosure).[2]

Muston is listed in the Domesday Book as "Mustone", in the Torbar Hundred of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The settlement included seven households, twenty-one villagers, six smallholders, and ten ploughlands. In 1066 Karli son of Karli held the Lordship, this transferring in 1086 to Gilbert of Ghent who also became Tenant-in-chief to King William I.[3]

In 1823 Muston was a village and civil parish in the Wapentake of Dickering in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The ecclesiastical parish was a Vicarage held by the Archdeacon of Cleveland, Francis Wrangham. Population at the time was 350. Occupations included fourteen farmers, two butchers, two carpenters, three grocers, a tanner, a bricklayer, a corn miller, a shoemaker, an earthenware dealer, a tailor, a blacksmith, and the landlady of The Cross Keys public house. A daily coach linked Muston to Hull and Scarborough. A carrier operated between the village and Bridlington, Hunmanby and Filey twice weekly.[4]

The 1863 parish church of All Saints' was designated a Grade II listed building in 1966.[5]

There is a derelict windmill on the outskirts of the village, just off the A1039 road. References to a mill first appear in 1341.[6] The current mill is thought to have been built in 1826 and was in use until 1932.[7]

Community

According to the 2011 UK Census, Muston parish had a population of 339,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 325.[8]

Muston is on the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath.

In July and August, Muston hosts its annual week-long scarecrow festival.[9]

The village cricket team, Muston CC, plays in the Derwent Valley 'A' league.[10]

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References

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Muston Parish (1170217354)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2011) [2003]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (revised ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 338. ISBN 019960908X.
  3. ^ "Muston", Open Domesday, University of Hull. Retrieved 10 December 2014
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. p. 370.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints, King Street (1316466)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Comes, Alan (11 January 2016). "Village Spotlight: Muston". The Scarborough News. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  7. ^ Whitworth, A (2002). Tyke Towers Yorkshire's Windmills. Landy Publishing. ISBN 1-87289557-3.
  8. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Muston CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Muston Scarecrow Festival". North Yorkshire — Entertainment. BBC. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  10. ^ "Derwent Valley Cricket League Division 'A'". Scarborough Derwent Valley Cricket League. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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