Church Fenton

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Church Fenton
Nanny Lane, Church Fenton.jpg
Nanny Lane, Church Fenton
Church Fenton is located in North Yorkshire
Church Fenton
Church Fenton
Church Fenton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,392 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE513368
• London 150 mi (240 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Church Fenton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TADCASTER
Postcode district LS24
Dialling code 01937
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°49′30″N 1°13′16″W / 53.825101°N 1.221023°W / 53.825101; -1.221023Coordinates: 53°49′30″N 1°13′16″W / 53.825101°N 1.221023°W / 53.825101; -1.221023

Church Fenton is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 16 miles (26 km) east of Leeds, about 6 miles (10 km) south-east from Tadcaster and 3 miles (5 km) north from Sherburn-in-Elmet. Neighbouring villages include Cawood and Ulleskelf.

The name 'Church Fenton' means a village with a church in fen or marshland.[2] The village was recorded along with nearby Little Fenton as Fentun in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Church Fenton's website contains a history, and details of local groups and events.[3] The village has a post office and one public house: The Fenton Flyer, after the closure of The White Horse. Village commuters are served by Church Fenton railway station. The village is also home to a Met Office Weather station.[4]

The former RAF Church Fenton is located immediately north-east, which is now known as Leeds East Airport. [5]

The studio scenes for the 2016 television series Victoria were filmed in a converted aircraft hangar in Church Fenton.[6]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Church Fenton, North Yorkshire 1981–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.5
(45.5)
10.1
(50.2)
12.6
(54.7)
16.0
(60.8)
18.8
(65.8)
21.2
(70.2)
20.8
(69.4)
18.0
(64.4)
13.9
(57)
9.9
(49.8)
7.1
(44.8)
13.58
(56.43)
Average low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
0.9
(33.6)
2.5
(36.5)
3.8
(38.8)
6.6
(43.9)
9.6
(49.3)
11.8
(53.2)
11.7
(53.1)
9.5
(49.1)
6.7
(44.1)
3.5
(38.3)
1.1
(34)
5.73
(42.31)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50.3
(1.98)
37.3
(1.469)
45.5
(1.791)
46.3
(1.823)
42.6
(1.677)
54.8
(2.157)
50.2
(1.976)
57.9
(2.28)
51.2
(2.016)
56.7
(2.232)
53.9
(2.122)
56.6
(2.228)
603.3
(23.751)
Average precipitation days 10.8 8.5 9.9 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.6 9.4 8.3 10.1 11.0 10.6 114
Mean monthly sunshine hours 53.9 82.5 115.6 154.8 210.7 189.3 205.9 182.8 147.1 108.1 70.0 53.0 1,573.7
Source: Met Office[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ List of generic forms in place names in the United Kingdom and Ireland
  3. ^ Mark Richardson : www.dark-moon.net. "Church Fenton Community Web Site". church-fenton.net. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Church Fenton last 24 hours weather - Met Office". metoffice.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Royal Air Force Church Fenton". rafchurchfenton.org.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Daily Mail online 18 September 2016
  7. ^ "Church Fenton Climatic Averages 1981-2010". Met Office. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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