Place:Church Fenton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameChurch Fenton
Alt namesChurch-Fentonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Fentunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Kirk Fenton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.817°N 1.22°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSelby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1930s
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1930s-1974
Selby District, 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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Church Fenton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about east of Leeds, about from Tadcaster and from Sherburn-in-Elmet. Neighbouring villages include Cawood and Ulleskelf. The village is home to many commuters and is served by Church Fenton railway station.

The name 'Church Fenton' means a village with a church in fen or marshland. The village was recorded along with nearby Little Fenton as Fentun in the Domesday Book.

RAF Church Fenton is located immediately north-east. The village is also home to a Met Office Weather station.

The village website contains a well-written history, along with details of local groups and events.

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