Place:Airton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAirton
Alt namesAirtonesource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.019°N 2.135°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Airton (also known as Airton-in-Craven) is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, situated north-west of Skipton. The local travel links are located from the village to Hellifield railway station and to Leeds Bradford International Airport. Also, the local roads link the village to the A65. The village has a population of 175 according to the 2001 Census.

It was known as Airtone in the Domesday Book. It is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Originally a Quaker village, there is no pub in the village. There is still a Quaker meeting house, a squatter's cottage on the village green and an old mill on the River Aire from which the village is named. There is no Post Office in the village, however there is a Farm Shop and Tea Room at Town End Farm on the road to Malham.

The village lies on the main road to the tourist village of Malham. There is a bus stop in the village but no regular bus travel goes through Airton apart from the school buses.


The Pennine Way passes around the edge of the village, alongside the river.

Research Tips

The Malhamdale Local History Group provides all sorts of local information on the parish online. Included are parish records of births, marriages and deaths pre-1837, the 1881 census, maps and much more.

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