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Buckton Duck Pond.jpg
Duck pond, Buckton
Buckton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA183726
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO15
Dialling code01262
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°08′10″N 0°11′20″W / 54.136°N 0.189°W / 54.136; -0.189Coordinates: 54°08′10″N 0°11′20″W / 54.136°N 0.189°W / 54.136; -0.189

Buckton is a small village, which is part of the civil parish of Bempton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.[1] It is near the North Sea coast, and about 4 miles (6 km) north of Bridlington.[2] It lies on the B1229 road.[3]

The village is adjacent to Bempton, and shares the same local services.[4] To the west of the village is Buckton Hall, a grade II* listed building with large cellars.[5] The hall had a tunnel which connected with the bottom of the cliffs which allowed for smuggling activities and as late as 1931, a hoist for hauling contraband, was still in the kitchen.[6]

Buckton is a good place to find migrant birds, along Hoddy Cows Lane which runs from Buckton Cliffs to the north of the village.[7] The cliffs at Buckton form part of the 5-mile (8 km) coastal region between Speeton and Bempton that is noted for its chalk face and its seabird habitats. Up until 1954, tenant farmers from Buckton and Bempton used to climb down the cliffs and collect bird's eggs, a practice known locally as "Climming".[8][9][10]

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  1. ^ "Buckton Tn/CP/Ch through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "301" (Map). Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319245538.
  3. ^ "Home - Bempton Parish Council". www.bemptonparishcouncil.eastriding.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ Brook, Alan (24 April 2014). "Feature: New Bempton and Buckton Village Hall is a great success". The Bridlington Free Press. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Buckton Hall  (Grade II*) (1083409)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Estate Papers relating to Buckton 1854-1868" (PDF). hullhistorycentre.org.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Defra, UK - Rural Affairs". Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  8. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). "4. Coastlands". A nature conservation review : the selection of biological sites of national importance to nature conservation in Britain / Vol. 2., Site accounts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-521-21403-2.
  9. ^ Wainwright, Martin (1 July 2010). "Britain's best views: Bempton cliffs, Yorkshire". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  10. ^ Ellis, Linda (2014). Bempton cliff climbing : a reference guide. Lodge Books. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-291-87052-7.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.

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