Burton Agnes

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Burton Agnes
Burton Agnes is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Burton Agnes
Burton Agnes
 Burton Agnes shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 497 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA103630
   – London 175 mi (282 km)  S
Civil parish Burton Agnes
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 DRIFFIELD
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 54°03′06″N 0°18′58″W / 54.051743°N 0.315993°W / 54.051743; -0.315993

Burton Agnes is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A614 road mid-way between Driffield and Bridlington.

Gate House, Burton Agnes Hall, looking north to the gate and the hall beyond

Local landmarks include an Elizabethan manor house, Burton Agnes Hall, and a Norman manor house, Burton Agnes Manor House. Both buildings are English Heritage Grade I listed.[2][3] The church, dedicated to St Martin, was designated as Grade I listed in 1966.[4]

The civil parish is formed by the village of Burton Agnes and the hamlets of Gransmoor and Thornholme. According to the 2011 UK Census, Burton Agnes parish had a population of 497,[1] an increase of one over the 2001 UK Census figure.[5]

Burton Agnes holds an annual Scarecrow Festival during which the village is decorated scarecrows. The festival began in 2004 and was devised by a group of children to raise money.

Burton Agnes primary school is on Rudston Road, also on which are playing fields, close to the cemetery. The playing fields are the base for football and cricket teams. There is a small bowls field near the football pitch. Bridlington Archery Club also uses the facility.

Burton Agnes railway station on the Yorkshire Coast Line from Hull to Scarborough served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.[6]

On 17 September 1947 a truck carrying German prisoners of war was in collision with a train at the Burton Agnes level crossing killing two British and ten German soldiers. On 23 December 2013 a plaque was unveiled at the site of the crash in remembrance those who died.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Burton Agnes CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Burton Agnes Hall (1346451)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Burton Agnes Manor House (1280994)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Martin (1083812)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Burton Agnes CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  7. ^ "Plaque to Burton Agnes rail crash dead". Bridlington Free Press. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4. 

External links[edit]

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