Place:Kirk Smeaton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKirk Smeaton
Alt namesKirk-Smeatonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Smedetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.643°N 1.217°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kirk Smeaton is the most southerly village of the large county of North Yorkshire, England. It is also a civil parish in the Selby district. Historically the village lay in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Geography

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Kirk Smeaton and its sister village Little Smeaton face each other across the River Went, the most southerly boundary of the Celtic Kingdom of Elmet. A footbridge links the two, providing both villages with walks to Brockadale [1] and Wentbridge. The Doncaster / North Yorkshire boundary lies close to the south of the village, and to the east it begins to follow the River Went all the way to the River Don. A railway from the Leeds - Doncaster line past Drax Power Station used to run close to the south of the village, with a railway station that opened in 1885 and part of the Hull and Barnsley Railway. The station was closed to passengers in 1932, and closed completely in 1959.

History

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A history of Smeaton Church written by Harry Robinson is available. In 1840 Earl Fitzwilliam donated land for the foundation of Kirk Smeaton CE J&I Primary School. It is a small school which is well regarded. A pre-school meet onsite in term-time, and there is a breakfast club and after-school club. The school has a mixture of new and old buildings, a sports hall and a community room which can be hired out. It is a Church school, and there are good links with the community and Church.

The village pub is the Shoulder of Mutton on Main Street. Black Sheep Ale is usually served, amongst others. A harvest auction at the pub raises money for charity. There is a village post office.

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