Scotton, Harrogate

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Scotton is located in North Yorkshire
Scotton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 624 
OS grid reference SE327592
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HG5
Dialling code 01423
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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YorkshireCoordinates: 54°01′40″N 1°30′15″W / 54.027681°N 1.504145°W / 54.027681; -1.504145

Scotton is a small village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England with a population 283 in the 2001 census, increasing to 624 at the 2011 Census.[1] It is 4 miles north of Harrogate and less than 2 miles from Knaresborough.

The home of Guy Fawkes, Scotton has a Guy Fawkes Night celebration in his honour. The village has an annual summer fete called the Scotton Feast. Not held in 2005 for the first time in several years (the organising committee claimed that it was because of a lack of support from the village), it returned in 2006.

Scotton, the building with the blue sign, is the Guy Fawkes public house.

Apart from the Guy Fawkes Arms public house, the village has little in the way of public amenities. It has a village hall,[2] a cricket team and a boys and girls junior football teams, but no shop, as the post office closed down rather than become a national lottery outlet.

Scotton Cricket Club play in the Nidderdale Cricket League with the 1st XI in the 2nd division, and the 2nd XI in the 7th division of the same league.

Scotton is sometimes used as a shortcut by people wishing to travel from the A6055 to the B6165 and vice versa.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
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