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Barkston Ash, North Yorkshire

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Barkston Ash, North Yorkshire

Barkston Ash is a small village and civil parish close to Selby in North Yorkshire, England. Until recently it was officially called Barkston. A local legend has it that the ash tree which stands in the centre of the village and gives it its name also marks the exact centre of Yorkshire, and that anyone who spits at this tree will come to a bad end. The Barkston Ash wapentake was named after the village.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4936
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

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