Flaxby

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Flaxby
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Flaxby
Flaxby is located in North Yorkshire
Flaxby
Flaxby
Flaxby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 156 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE395578
Civil parish
  • Flaxby
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KNARESBOROUGH
Postcode district HG5
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 54°00′54″N 1°23′53″W / 54.01509°N 1.39796°W / 54.01509; -1.39796

Flaxby is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is close to the A1(M) motorway and 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Knaresborough.[2]

Goldsborough Cold Store, one of forty built during the Second World War at road and rail links, still in use as a storage depot

Flaxby was once part of the wapentake of Claro.[3] It is also part of the ecclesiastical parish of Goldsborough (St Mary).[4]

In 1994, an Early Iron Age farmstead of the 7th–6th centuries BC was discovered by archaeologists, but the site was abandoned until the late Roman period.[5]

Proposals have been put forward to develop the land to the east of Flaxby, north of the A59 road and west of the A1(M) motorway into a new town called Flaxby Park. The developers have announced their intention to build 2,500 - 3,000 homes on 440 acres (180 ha) of land that would also see a primary school, a medical centre, leisure facilities and numerous shops and bars.[6] The development would also include a bus park and ride system with the possibility of a new railway station on the York to Harrogate line. A railway station has already been proposed at Flaxby Moor (south of the A59) but in 2014, a feasibility study of new stations predicted a low demand of passenger numbers from a new station on the line.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "104" (Map). Leeds & Bradford (C1 ed.). 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2002. ISBN 0-319-22704-9. 
  3. ^ Historic details: Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). A Topographical Dictionary of England. p. 242. 
  4. ^ "Ecclesiastical parish web site". 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1128327". PastScape. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Plans for a new town unveiled". Darlington and Stockton Times. 19 August 2016. p. 11. OCLC 405979109. 
  7. ^ "Flaxby Park". Flaxby Park. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "New Railway Stations in North and West Yorkshire Feasibility Study" (PDF). wymetro. Atkins. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

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