Place:Saxton with Scarthingwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameSaxton with Scarthingwell
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.816°N 1.283°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBarkston Ash Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

Saxton with Scarthingwell is a civil parish made up of the two settlements of Saxton and Scarthingwell. The parish was located in Tadcaster Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England until 1974. Since 1974 it has been situated in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England.


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Saxton is a small, affluent village in North Yorkshire, England, about 15 miles from York and about 12 miles from Leeds. The resident population is about 250. It is close to the battlefield of Towton (Wars of the Roses). The closest town is Tadcaster.

Saxton is home to All Saints C of E church, a primary school, a village hall, one pub, the Greyhound owned and operated by Samuel Smith's Old Brewery, a cricket club and the surviving medieval motte of Saxton Castle.

The men who gave their lives in World War I are Remembered on the War Memorial outside All Saints Church and a plaque inside the church. A link to the website can be found below.


GENUKI provides a little data on Scarthingwell.

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