Brayton, North Yorkshire

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Brayton Church of England Infant School.jpg
Brayton Church of England Infant School
Brayton is located in North Yorkshire
Brayton shown within North Yorkshire
Population5,299 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE600305
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
  • Brayton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSELBY
Postcode districtYO8
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°46′06″N 1°05′26″W / 53.768231°N 1.090675°W / 53.768231; -1.090675Coordinates: 53°46′06″N 1°05′26″W / 53.768231°N 1.090675°W / 53.768231; -1.090675

Brayton is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Selby.

The United Kingdom Census 2001 states the population of Brayton to be 5,514, reducing to 5,299 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Brayton is almost entirely residential with the exception of a few local shops, including a butchers and a post office.

Village schools are Brayton Academy, Brayton Juniors, and Brayton C of E Infants. The Infant School is one of the oldest buildings in the village. The school house was once home to the headmistress of Brayton school, and lessons were taken in a smaller building. The house is now a private residence, and the old school room is now a small part of the extended building.[citation needed]

Wesley Chapel and St Wilfrid's church are the two religious buildings. Wesley Chapel was founded by Charles Wesley, father of composer Samuel Wesley.[citation needed] It is now a nursery school and still a place of worship. The Grade I listed Church of England parish church, dedicated to St Wilfrid, dates from the 12th to the 15th centuries with 19th-century alterations and stained glass. Within the church is a tomb to Lord D'Arcy (died 1558), and his wife, it's effigies damaged during the 17th-century Interregnum.[2]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to Barlow with a total population of 6,052.[3]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brayton Parish (1170217385)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Wilfred (1132537)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brayton 2011 Census Ward (1237325196)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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