Barlow, North Yorkshire

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Barlow
Barlow, Old Methodist Chapel.jpg
Old Methodist Chapel, Barlow
Barlow is located in North Yorkshire
Barlow
Barlow
 Barlow shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE645285
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°44′56″N 1°01′24″W / 53.74889°N 1.023382°W / 53.74889; -1.023382

Barlow is a small village and civil parish located in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

Barlow is an essentially rural village, situated about three miles from the town of Selby and from the motorway network. More recently the village could best be described as a dormitory village for commuters to Selby, York and Leeds.

The village's two nature reserves offer a network of paths and bridleways for woodland walks but neither allow horse riding.

Barlow has around 200 houses spread mainly along the main street; most of them date from the 1960s and later. There are no shops in the village, although there is a licensed social club.

The village was the site of an airship production factory in the early part of the 20th century and later a munitions depot. Much of the land on which both of these were sited now lies under the ash tip of the nearby Drax power station. In the 1980s Roger Byron-Collins company The Welbeck Estate purchased 20 former military houses that had been used by Army personnel.

Until 1964 Barlow had a railway station on the Selby to Goole branch

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