Coulton, North Yorkshire

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Crossroads near Coulton
Coulton is located in North Yorkshire
 Coulton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 235 (Including Grimston. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE634567
District Ryedale
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO62 4
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton
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Coordinates: 54°10′01″N 1°01′40″W / 54.16703°N 1.0279°W / 54.16703; -1.0279

Coulton is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, it is about 6 miles south of Helmsley.


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Coletun. The lands around the village are mentioned in four entries, in which landowners at the time of the Norman invasion include Orm, Son of Gamal, Othulf, Uthred and King Edward. After the invasion, the lands were granted to Count Robert of Mortain, Hugh, son of Baldric and King William.[2]


The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also lies within the Hovingham & Sheriff Hutton electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Ampleforth ward of Ryedale District Council.[3]


The nearest settlements are Hovingham 2.25 miles (3.62 km) to the north-east; Scackleton 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east; Cawton 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north and Brandsby 2.1 miles (3.4 km) to the south-west.[3]

The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 131.[4] This decreased to 69 in the 1961 UK Census.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Coulton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  4. ^ Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 716. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  5. ^ "1961 UK Census". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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