Barkston Ash Wapentake

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Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 1°15′14″W / 53.818°N 1.254°W / 53.818; -1.254

Wapentakes of the West Riding. Barkston Ash is labelled 10 on the map.

Barkston Ash was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, named after the meeting-place at the village of Barkston.[1] It included the parishes of Birkin, Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Brayton, Drax, Kirk Fenton, Ledsham, Monk Fryston, Saxton with Scarthingwell and Sherburn-in-Elmet and parts of Brotherton, Kirkby Wharfe, Ryther, Snaith and Tadcaster.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Barkston Ash Wapentake Path" (PDF). Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ The ancient parish of Tadcaster/Tadcaster90: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI.
  3. ^ "The Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-names". Retrieved 12 March 2017.