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Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Market Weighton is a small town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is one of the main market towns in the East Yorkshire Wolds and lies midway between Hull and York, about 20 miles from either one. According to the 2011 UK census, Market Weighton parish had a population of 6,429, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 5,212. Historically it is listed in the Domesday Book as "Wicstun" and was granted its charter to become a market town in 1251.
Post townYORK
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridSE8741
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 code01430
Population5,212 (2001 census)
 

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

Market Weighton and Arras ~ Market Weighton Canal ~ Weighton ~ Weighton Market ~ Whitten ~ Wighton

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

Market Weighton, market town and par., East-Riding Yorkshire, 17 miles NE. of Selby and 191 N. of London by rail - par., 7354 ac., pop. 2309; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. The town is situated at the terminus of the Market Weighton Canal, by means of which it carries on a considerable trade with the Humber.

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