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Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

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Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

Tadcaster is a market town and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. Lying near the Great North Road approximately 15 miles east of Leeds and 10 miles west of York. It is the last town on the River Wharfe before it joins the River Ouse about 10 miles downstream. It is part of the shire county of North Yorkshire, though historically split between the Ainsty of York and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The town is twinned with Saint Chély d'Apcher in France.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4843
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01937

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

Tadcaster, market town and par. with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 14 miles SE. of Harrogate and 9 miles SW. of York, 4080 ac., pop. 2965; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. The par. contains the townships of East Tadcaster and West Tadcaster - East Tadcaster, 580 ac., pop. 869; West Tadcaster, 1497 ac., pop. 1660. Tadcaster occupies the site of the Roman Calcaria, and has yielded many Roman coins; it had anciently a castle, out of the ruins of which the handsome bridge over the Wharfe was built; it figures in history in connection with the battle of Towton (1461), and with several affairs which occurred during the Civil War. The trade is unimportant.

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