Brayton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°46′06″N 1°05′26″W / 53.768231°N 1.090675°W / 53.768231; -1.090675

Brayton
Brayton Church of England Infant School.jpg
Brayton Church of England Infant School
Brayton is located in North Yorkshire
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 Brayton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE600305
Civil parish Brayton
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
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Brayton is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated just south of Selby.

The United Kingdom Census 2001 states the population of Brayton to be 5,514. The village is almost entirely residential with the exception of a few local shops, Charlie Dawsons, the butchers and the post office, the church, St Wilfrids, and schools, Brayton Juniors, Brayton C.E Infants, and Brayton High School.

History[edit]

Brayton Infant School is one of the oldest buildings in the village. The school house was once home to the headmistress of Brayton school, and lessons were taken in a smaller building. The house is now a private residence, and the old school room is now a small part of the extended building. Wesley Chapel and St. Wilfrid's church are the two religious buildings. Wesley Chapel was founded by Charles Wesley, father of composer Samuel Wesley. It is now a nursery school and still a place of worship.

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