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Airton is located in North Yorkshire
Airton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 228 (Including Otterburn. 2011 Census)
OS grid reference SD902592
• London 234 miles (377 km)
Civil parish
  • Airton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
Dialling code 01729
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°01′44″N 2°08′58″W / 54.02891°N 2.14958°W / 54.02891; -2.14958Coordinates: 54°01′44″N 2°08′58″W / 54.02891°N 2.14958°W / 54.02891; -2.14958

Airton (also known as Airton-in-Craven) is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England, situated 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Skipton. The village had a population of 175 according to the 2001 Census, increasing to 228 at the 2011 Census.[1]


It was known as Airtone in the Domesday Book[2] and takes its name from the River Aire which runs to the east of the village.[3] Originally a Quaker village, there is still a Quaker meeting house,[4] a squatter's cottage on the village green[5] and an old mill on the River Aire[6] which is in use as a private residence. The old mill was given listed status in 1989.[7] There is no pub or Post Office in the village, however there is a Farm Shop and Tea Room at Town End Farm on the road to Malham.[8]

There is no church in the village and as such it is in the Ecclesiastical Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale.[9][10]


There is a bus stop in the village with daily links to Malham and Skipton. Also, the local roads link the village to the A65.


The old mill beside the River Aire

The village is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and lies on the tourist route to Malham Cove and Malham Tarn. The Pennine Way passes around the edge of the village, alongside the river.[11]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Airton". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Aighton - Akenham". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Quaker house appeal launched". Craven Herald. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Green - Airton - North Yorkshire - England". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hydroelectricity in Malhamdale". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "River Walk - Airton - North Yorkshire - England". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Town End Farm Shop and Tearoom, Airton". Craven Herald. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Parishes Adjoining Kirkby in Malhamdale". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham". Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pennine Way National Trail" (PDF). National Trail. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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