Laxton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Laxton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Laxton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 314 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE790256
• London 155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
  • Laxton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°43′16″N 0°48′12″W / 53.721097°N 0.803295°W / 53.721097; -0.803295

Laxton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) east from Howden and 20 miles (32 km) south-east from the county town of York.

Laxton village.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Laxton and the hamlets of Cotness, Metham and Saltmarshe. According to the 2011 UK census, Laxton parish had a population of 314,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 322.[2]

Laxton lies within the Parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden an area that mainly consists of middle class suburbs, towns and villages. The area is affluent, placed as the 10th most affluent in the country in a Barclays Private Clients survey,[3] and has one of the highest proportions of owner-occupiers in the country.[4]

The village is served by Saltmarshe railway station on the Sheffield to Hull Line.

In 1823 Laxton was in the civil parish of Howden, and in the Wapentake and Liberty of Howdenshire. Population at the time was 268. Occupations included seven farmers, two carpenters, a corn miller, a tailor, a shopkeeper, a shoemaker, a schoolmaster and public house landlords of the White Horse; the Mason's Arms, who was also a bricklayer; and the Cross Keys, who was also a blacksmith. Resident was the ecclesiastical parish curate and a Philip Saltmarshe, Esquire of Saltmarshe.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Laxton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Laxton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "North tops 'real' rich league". BBC News. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Haltemprice and Howden". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 362
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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