Burton Salmon

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Burton Salmon
Burton Salmon is located in North Yorkshire
Burton Salmon
Burton Salmon
Burton Salmon shown within North Yorkshire
Population 416 
OS grid reference SE492274
• London 160 mi (260 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Burton Salmon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS25
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°44′29″N 1°15′19″W / 53.74140°N 1.25540°W / 53.74140; -1.25540Coordinates: 53°44′29″N 1°15′19″W / 53.74140°N 1.25540°W / 53.74140; -1.25540

Burton Salmon is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the border with West Yorkshire, and approximately 3 miles (5 km) north from Knottingley, on the A162 road. According to the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 419, reducing slightly to 416 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The village primary school is Burton Salmon Community Primary School. There is also a public house, The Plough Inn, dating from the 17th century, and a Methodist chapel.

Ledgate Lane, Burton Salmon


The place name "Burton Salmon" is formed of two elements. The first originates in Old English and translates as "farmstead of the Britons" (Brettas, genitive Bretta) plus the word tūn, meaning "farmstead, village, settlement". The second element, "Salmon" is a manorial affix, derived from the name Salamone, that of a man who held lands in the area in the 13th century. Although not mentioned in the Domesday Book, the village was recorded as Brettona circa 1160, before the name of the estate holder was appended, and again as Burton Salamon in 1516.[2]


  1. ^ "parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  2. ^ 'Oxford Dictionary of British Place-Names', A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press.[page needed]

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