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Towton, North Yorkshire

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Towton, North Yorkshire

Towton is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is best known for the Battle of Towton, fought on Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, during the Wars of the Roses. It was at this battle that Sir David Ap Mathew saved the life of Edward IV. Once King, Edward granted Sir David Ap Mathew permission to use 'Towton' on the Mathew family crest.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4839
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire

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

Towton, township, Saxton par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles S. of Tadcaster, 885 ac., pop. 93; Towton Hall is the property of the Hawkes; the battle of Towton, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, was fought March 1461.

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