Place:Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, England

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NameBurton Agnes
Alt namesBortonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Burtonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Burton-Agnessource: Family History Library Catalog
Burtonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.05°N 0.305°W
Located inYorkshire, England
Also located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England    
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Burton Agnes is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A614 mid way between Driffield and Bridlington. Places of interest include an Elizabethan Manor House, Burton Agnes Hall and a Norman Manor House, Burton Agnes Manor House. Both of these buildings are now Grade I listed buildings. There is also a Church dedicated to St Martin that was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Burton Agnes and the hamlets of Gransmoor and Thornholme. According to the 2011 UK census, Burton Agnes parish had a population of 497, an increase of one on the 2001 UK census figure.

The village is home to an annual Scarecrow festival which sees the village adorned with many imaginatively decorated scarecrows. The Scarecrow festival started in 2004 and was thought up by a group of children doing lifestyle and originally made the festival to raise money.

Burton Agnes is also home to a small primary school midway up Rudston Road. There are also playing fields up Rudston Road near the cemetery. These are home to both football and cricket teams, and there is a small bowls field near the football pitch. On Sunday mornings Bridlington Archery Club comes to do their archery.

Burton Agnes railway station on the Yorkshire Coast Line from Hull to Scarborough served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.

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