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Flaxton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Flaxton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, lying adjacent to the York and Scarborough railway, near the river Foss, 9 miles NNE of York, and with a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Sand Hut-ton. It is sometimes called Flaxton-on-the-Moor. Acreage of township, 1865; population, 325. About 300 silver Saxon coins, together with other relics, were found here in 1807. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross yearly value, £155 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and a reading-room. - Fleamburg. See FLAMBOROUGH.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionYork 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO60
Post TownYork