Norton-on-Derwent shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|- London||231.3 mi|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Thirsk and Malton|
Norton-on-Derwent, commonly referred to as simply Norton, is a town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Norton borders the market town of Malton, and is separated from it by the River Derwent. The 2001 census gave the population of the parish as 6,943.
Norton is served by two main educational institutions: Norton Primary School, and Norton College, which holds specialist Technology College status, and is now an academy. Norton College has recently[when?] added a newly built sixth form college and a playgroup.
Sport and leisure
Norton, along with Malton, is well known throughout the horse racing industry for the town's many stables.
Malton and Norton Golf Club is a 27 hole golf course located off Welham Road, covered a large part of the south-west end of the town. The club is the 'home club' of European Tour professional Simon Dyson.
Malton Bacon Factory, a large factory, is in fact in Norton and serves as a major employer for the both Norton, Malton and the local area.
Both Malton railway station and Malton bus station are also located in Norton.
There are long term plans to re-open the rail link between Malton and Pickering, which would create a new service from Malton to Whitby. A preliminary feasibility study was published in July 2000, indicating that re-opening this section was technically possible.
Norton is home to Coastliner, a division of the TransDev bus group. Buses run from Leeds and York through Norton and Malton to Pickering/Whitby, Scarborough, and Bridlington. There are also regular buses to Castle Howard and Hovingham, and a number of other local bus routes.
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