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Horse and Jockey pub in the village, with power station chimney visible in background
Eggborough is located in North Yorkshire
Eggborough shown within North Yorkshire
Population 1,952 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE565235
Civil parish
  • Eggborough
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°42′18″N 1°08′44″W / 53.704881°N 1.145592°W / 53.704881; -1.145592Coordinates: 53°42′18″N 1°08′44″W / 53.704881°N 1.145592°W / 53.704881; -1.145592

Eggborough is a village and civil parish of 750 homes, in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the county borders with South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding. The village is situated at the intersection of the A19 and the A645, approximately seven miles east of Pontefract and seven miles south-west of Selby. It is also located close to the M62. Primary age children attend Whitley and Eggborough Primary School which lies in Learning Lane on the other side of the M62.

There is a pub in the village; the Horse and Jockey. There is also a sports and leisure complex based in the grounds of the nearby Eggborough Power Station. The sports and leisure complex offers a nine-hole golf course, two miniature football pitches, two full size football pitches, a bowling green, a children's play area, a miniature railway, a licensed bar, snooker, pool, a green room and a concert hall.

The Spar shop which is located next to the Horse and Jockey is run by Claire Smith.[2]

The village is the site of the coal-fired Eggborough Power Station, built in the 1960s and now owned by British Energy. Its 4 turbines can produce a total combined output of 1960 MWe. There is also an ill-fated small woodburning power station, Arbre Power Station, built by Yorkshire Water, but funded by the taxpayer, in the late 1990s, which has never worked and now stands idle and rusting. In the centre of the village sits Bowman's Flour Mill.

Close to Eggborough is the site of French-owned Saint-Gobain Glass, Europe's leading producer of float (flat) glass.

The large village hall on Selby Road is well used by residents, play and stay group, bingo, line dancing, junior discos, elderly persons' luncheon club and other activities take place at the Methodist Hall and the Westfield Centre. Although the village is situated within the boundaries of North Yorkshire, the postal address for Eggborough is "Eggborough, Near Goole, East Yorkshire". It has a DN (Doncaster, South Yorkshire) postcode and the STD telephone code is 01977 (Pontefract, West Yorkshire).

It has a parish council consisting of seven members. Eggborough is represented on Selby District Council by husband and wife couple John and Mary McCartney who are Independents. John is also the North Yorkshire County Councillor for the ward which includes Eggborough.

The village also has its own football team called Eggborough Eagles, which is based at the Eggborough Sports and Leisure Complex. The Eggborough Eagles was founded in 2011 by Chairman James Lancaster, Secretary Michael Corr and Manager Michael Shaughnessy. They came 4th in their first ever season recognised in the Selby and District Invitational League.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to West Haddlesey with a total population of 3,763.[3]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Companies house
  3. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Eggborough (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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