Scotton, Harrogate

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Scotton is located in North Yorkshire
 Scotton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 283 
OS grid reference SE327592
District Harrogate
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HG5
Dialling code 01423
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Vale of York
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Coordinates: 54°01′40″N 1°30′15″W / 54.027681°N 1.504145°W / 54.027681; -1.504145

Scotton is a small village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England with a population 283 in the 2001 census. It is 4 miles north of Harrogate and less than 2 miles from Knaresborough.

The home of Guy Fawkes, Scotton has a Guy Fawkes Night celebration in his honour. The village has an annual summer fete called the Scotton Feast. Not held in 2005 for the first time in several years (the organising committee claimed that it was because of a lack of support from the village), it returned in 2006.

Scotton, the building with the blue sign, is the Guy Fawkes public house.

Apart from the Guy Fawkes Arms public house, the village has little in the way of public amenities. It has a village hall,[1] a cricket team and a boys and girls junior football teams, but no shop, as the post office closed down rather than become a national lottery outlet.

Scotton cricket club play in the Nidderdale cricket league in the 4th division, with the 2nd team in the 8th tier of the same league.

Scotton is sometimes used as a shortcut by people wishing to travel from the A6055 to the B6165 and vice versa.


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