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Flaxby is located in North Yorkshire
Flaxby shown within North Yorkshire
Population156 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSE395578
Civil parish
  • Flaxby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHG5
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°00′54″N 1°23′53″W / 54.01509°N 1.39796°W / 54.01509; -1.39796Coordinates: 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]


  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.

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