infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Kirkbymoorside
latitude= 54.2696
longitude= -0.9303
population = 2,280
shire_district= Ryedale
region= Yorkshire and the Humber

static_image_caption= Kirkbymoorside market place
shire_county = North Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= Ryedale
post_town= YORK
postcode_district = YO62
postcode_area= YO
dial_code= 01751
os_grid_reference= SE696865

Kirkbymoorside is a small market town in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England which lies approximately 25 miles north of York midway between Pickering and Helmsley, and has a population of approximately 3,000.


Historically a market town, Kirkbymoorside served as a trading hub for the local area, and still holds a popular weekly market.

There is some dispute as to the correct spelling (alternative spelling being "Kirbymoorside") but it is usually spelled with the 'k'. The non-k spelling is never used in an official capacity within the town; though some dispute of the spelling still exists. All sign-posts read 'Kirkbymoorside'. 'Kirk' means 'church' and 'by' is the Viking word for 'settlement', so the name translates as 'settlement with a church by the moorside'. A valley near the town is known as Kirkdale.

port & Leisure

Kirkbymoorside is home to Kirkbymoorside Football Club, who finished runners-up in the Teesside Football League Division One in the 2007-08 season and as a result will compete in the Wearside Football League for the 2008-09 season.

The town is also home to Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band, which has achieved some success on a national level, most recently winning the North of England Brass Band First Section Championship in 2004 and 2008. As a result of their 2008 success, they will go on to compete in the National Finals in Harrogate on 28 September 2008.

The town also has its own golf club - a challenging 18-hole, par 69 course. Three-time Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher opened the club's new clubhouse in November 1998. The club is celebrating its unofficial centenary in 2008.


Kirkbymoorside was the last town in England to adopt double-yellow lines (to restrict parking).

Kirkbymoorside is also the home town of Jack Sails, the keyboard player of British indie band One Night Only.


Kirkbymoorside was connected to the national railway network from 1875 to 1964 (when the track was lifted). However, the service was infrequent and not acceptable compared to today's level of service for public transport.

Nowadays, bus route #128 from Helmsley to Scarborough passes through the town via West End and Piercy End. The service operates to an hourly clockface timetable for much of Mondays-Saturdays in peak summer. In the evenings and for most of the year, there is slightly less than 1 bus per hour.

In peak summer, most services extend west beyond Helmsley to Sutton Bank. [cite web|url=|title="128 Route Timetable"|accessdate=2008-07-15|publisher= "Scarborough & District"]

Connections to York can be made with either the # 31X service (usually 5 buses per day) at Helmsley or the #840 at Pickering (more frequent). #840 also calls at Kirby Misperton (location of Flamingoland theme park and zoo) and Malton bus/train station.


External links

* [ Kirkbymoorside Football Club]
* [ Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band]
* [ Kirkbymoorside Golf Club]
* [ Kirkbymoorside: gateway to the moors]
* [ One Night Only] official site
* [ Minim Music] Ryedale's Only Music Shop

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