Breighton

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Coordinates: 53°47′49″N 0°55′27″W / 53.796883°N 0.924146°W / 53.796883; -0.924146

Breighton
Breighton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Breighton
Breighton
 Breighton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE709339
Civil parish Bubwith
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Dialling code 01757
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
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Breighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Howden.

It forms part of the civil parish of Bubwith.

Breighton Airfield and Aeroplane Museum

Nearby is RAF Breighton, built between 1940 and 1942 for No. 1 Group RAF, its first residents were the No. 460 Squadron RAAF. After the Second World War, the airfield was used to store Thor missiles, before finally closing in March 1964. It is currently used by the Real Aeroplane Company to house historic aircraft as well as for hosting airshows. RAF Breighton or Breighton Airfield, as it is now commonly known, has the ICAO Code of EGBR.

An airshow is held by the Real Aeroplane Company in the summer.[1]

Mustangs Flying During Breighton Airshow

There is a pub called the Breighton Ferry that is situated to the north-west of the main village.

References[edit]

  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4. 

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