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Selby, North Yorkshire

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Selby, North Yorkshire

Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Situated 14 miles south of the city of York, along the course of the River Ouse, Selby is the largest and, with a population of 13,012, most populous settlement of the wider Selby local government district. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, much of the wealth of the town was facilitated via Selby's position upon the banks of the River Ouse.
DistrictSelby
Post townSELBY
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE6132
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01757
Population13,012 (2001 Census)
 

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

Selbey ~ Sele Bi

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

Selby, market town and par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ouse, 14 miles S. of York by rail, 3643 ac., pop. 6046; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Selby has considerable trade, being connected by railway with York and Doncaster, Leeds and Hull, and by canal with the Aire and Calder navigation, and the Ouse being navigable for vessels of 200 tons. It has slips for building river craft; foundries, ropeworks, malt-kilns, tanyards; and mfrs. of flax, shoe-thread, oil, mustard, &c. The parish church formed part of a Benedictine abbey founded by William the Conqueror in 1069.

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