Burn, North Yorkshire

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Burn is located in North Yorkshire
Burn shown within North Yorkshire
Population 491 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE592284
Civil parish
  • Burn
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SELBY
Postcode district YO8
Dialling code 01757
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°44′56″N 1°06′11″W / 53.749°N 1.103°W / 53.749; -1.103Coordinates: 53°44′56″N 1°06′11″W / 53.749°N 1.103°W / 53.749; -1.103

Burn is a village and civil parish in the Selby district North Yorkshire, England. It is situated some three miles south of Selby.

The village is mainly situated around the main A19 road with the addition of a small housing estate built in the mid-1960s to the west of the main road.

The Methodist Church in Burn

To the east of the A19 is Burn Airfield, built in 1942 as a bomber airfield in the Second World War. The airfield was owned by Yorkshire Forward (the regional development agency) prior to the dissolution of that body in 2012, and is now owned by the Homes and Communities Agency.[2] It is now used by Burn Gliding Club. For some time in the early 21st century there were plans that the airfield might be developed as the site of the European Spallation Source (ESS), a particle accelerator facility to generate neutrons by spallation. Outline planning permission for the ESS was conditionally granted by Selby District Council on 14 September 2005. However, later statements by Lord Sainsbury the then outgoing UK Science Minister that "no major science facility should be built outside existing sites at Oxford and Daresbury" made it appear unlikely that the project would go ahead.[3]

Burn has its own telephone exchange which serves about 400 premises. It was enabled for ADSL in October 2004 and ADSL Max in March 2006. It has been accepting orders for FTTC BT Infinity since February 2014.

George King, a great-grandfather of the Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao, was born in the village.[4]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Press Release on Transfer of Burn Airfield to the HCA". 15 August 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Early Day Motion by John Grogan, MP". Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Worswick, Carl (15 October 2014). "Radamel Falcao has Yorkshire roots... his great-grandfather was an accountant from Selby, says Manchester United star's dad as he reveals striker's tough childhood". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

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