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Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Sowerby is a small village south of Thirsk[?]. Sowerby actually merges with Thirsk. There are few features in Sowerby worth noting. Thirsk School, the secondary school for the surrounding area is actually in Sowerby and has around 2000 pupils. Also Sowerby Primary School is noted for its high standards in the surrounding region. The area's main industry is farming, though most people commute to nearby towns and villages. Sowerby's name comes from the language of vikings, in which it means 'Farmstead (by the) smelly pit', which is the origin of the word sewer.

  Sowerby Primary School  (http://www.sowerby.n-yorks.sch.uk)



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