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
Population 5,299 
OS grid reference SE600305
• London 160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
  • Brayton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire 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. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Wilfred (1132537)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Brayton (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 

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