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Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Breighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, approximately 5 miles north west of Howden. It forms part of the civil parish of Bubwith. Nearby is RAF Breighton, built between 1940 and 1942 for No. 1 Group RAF, its first residents were the No. 460 Squadron RAAF. After the Second World War, the airfield was used to store Thor missiles, before finally closing in March 1964.
Post townSELBY
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridSE7134
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01757
 

Other names by which Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Breighton Cum Gumby ~ Bricstune ~ Bristone ~ Briston ~ Bristun

Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Breighton-cum-Gumby, township, Bubwith par., East-Riding Yorkshire, on river Derwent, 4 miles NW. of Howden, 1753 ac., pop. 181.

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