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Church Fenton, North Yorkshire

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Church Fenton, North Yorkshire

Church Fenton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 16 miles east of Leeds, about 6 miles from Tadcaster and 3 miles from Sherburn-in-Elmet. Neighbouring villages include Cawood and Ulleskelf. The village is home to many commuters and is served by Church Fenton railway station. The name 'Church Fenton' means a village with a church in fen or marshland. The village was recorded along with nearby Little Fenton as Fentun in the Domesday Book.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE5136
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
Dialling code01937
Population789 (2001)

Other names by which Church Fenton, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Kirk Fenton

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

Kirk Fenton, par. and township with ry. sta.(Church Fenton), E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 12 miles SW. of York--par., 3477 ac., pop. 726; township, 1973 ac., pop. 518; P.O., called Church Fenton.

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