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Saxton, North Yorkshire

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Saxton, North Yorkshire

Saxton is a small, affluent village in North Yorkshire, England, about 15 miles from York and about 12 miles from Leeds. The resident population is about 250. It is close to the battlefield of Towton. Saxton is home to All Saints C of E church, a primary school, a village hall, one pub, the Greyhound, a cricket club and the surviving medieval motte of Saxton Castle.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4736
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire

Saxton, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Saxton, par., township, and vil., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire - par., 3699 ac., pop. 506; township (Saxton with Scarthingwell), 2719 ac., pop. 322; vil., 4 miles S. of Tadcaster; P.O.

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