Norton-on-Derwent

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Coordinates: 54°07′55″N 0°46′59″W / 54.132°N 0.783°W / 54.132; -0.783

Norton-on-Derwent
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Norton-on-Derwent is located in North Yorkshire
Norton-on-Derwent
Norton-on-Derwent
 Norton-on-Derwent shown within North Yorkshire
Population 6,943 
OS grid reference SE795714
    - London  231.3 mi 
Civil parish Norton-on-Derwent
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALTON
Postcode district YO17
Dialling code 01653
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton
List of places
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England
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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.

From 1894 to 1974 it was an urban district in the East Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

Governance[edit]

Norton-on-Derwent is in the Thirsk and Malton Parliamentary constituency since its creation for the 2010 general election, before this it was in the Ryedale constituency.

Education[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Other facilities include Derwent Swimming Pool, Ryedale Skate Park and the recently built sixth form which also includes a gym that is open to the public, all of which serve both Norton and Malton.

Economy[edit]

Malton bacon factory

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.

Transport[edit]

Both Malton railway station and Malton bus station are also located in Norton.

Roads[edit]

Due to the town's close proximity to Malton, Norton benefits from excellent access to the A64, which runs from Leeds and York to Scarborough, as well as the A169 to Pickering and Whitby.

Trains[edit]

Malton railway station is on the TransPennine Express route, with fast trains every hour running from Scarborough to York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

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.[2]

Buses[edit]

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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