Saxton, North Yorkshire
Saxton is a small village in North Yorkshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of York and 12 miles (19 km) east of Leeds. The resident population is about 250. It is close to the battlefield of Towton (Wars of the Roses). The closest town is Tadcaster.
Saxton is home to an Anglican church, a primary school, a village hall, one pub, the Greyhound owned and operated by Samuel Smith's Old Brewery, a cricket club, and the surviving medieval motte of Saxton Castle which was built in the eleventh century.
All Saints Church is a grade I listed structure which dates back to the 11th century. Some of the bodies of those who were killed in the Battle of Towton were buried in the churchyard. The men who gave their lives in the First World War are remembered on the War Memorial outside the church and a plaque inside the church.
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- Speight 1902, p. 214.
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- Historic England. "Saxton Castle: a motte and bailey castle with a later medieval manor house and field system including a trackway and fishpond (1008226)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- Historic England. "Church of All saints (Grade I) (1168016)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- Speight, Harry (1902). Lower Wharfedale: Being a Complete Account of the History, Antiquities and Scenery. London: E Stock. OCLC 7225986.
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