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Dishforth [2] is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. Dishforth translates from Old English as dic-ford; a ford by a dike or ditch.[3] The population of the parish taken at the 2001 census as 719[4] and had risen to 905 by the time of the 2011 census.[1]

Dishforths two pubs; the Black Swan (left) and the Crown Inn (right)

It is just north of Dishforth Airfield, which up until April 2016 was an Army Air Corps helicopter station.[5] The village is close to the A1(M) and the A168.[6] The original route of the Great North Road runs through the village but RAF Dishforth was built over the old road which used to be the A1 and later the A167. The closest town is Boroughbridge 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south.[7]

The village has two pubs adjacent to one another; the Black Swan and the Crown Inn. The village has a small Methodist church, a village hall (which used to be the village church)[8] and a primary school.[9]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report - Dishforth Parish (E04007332)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Wells, John (29 January 2010). "Bessacarr". John Wells's phonetic blog. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 145. OCLC 400936.
  4. ^ "Area: Dishforth (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Farewell flypast for regiment departing from Dishforth". ITV News. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "A1(M) Walshford to Dishforth". The Motorway Archive. Archived from the original on 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Location Overview - Dishforth" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Dishforth Village Hall". Dishforth Village Hall. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Dishforth CE Primary School - Home". Retrieved 2017.

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