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Drax, North Yorkshire

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Drax, North Yorkshire

Drax is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, about 6 miles south-east of Selby, best known today as the site of Drax power station. The village has a Community Primary School and a public house, the Huntsmans Arms. It formerly had a village shop and sub-post office. The shop was closed and converted into a private home, then converted back into a village shop, and closed down again in January 2007.
DistrictSelby
Post townSELBY
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE6726
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01757
Population382 (Census 2001)
 

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

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

Drax, par. and township, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Ouse, 3½ m. NE. of Snaith -- par., 6970ac. (229 water), pop. 1077; township, 1382ac., pop. 371; P.O.

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