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Not to be confused with Sneinton.
A170 Snainton.jpg
The A170 road through Snainton
Snainton is located in North Yorkshire
Snainton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 754 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE921823
• London 185 mi (298 km) S
Civil parish
  • Snainton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO13
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 54°13′41″N 0°35′14″W / 54.228100°N 0.587300°W / 54.228100; -0.587300

Snainton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England.

According to the 2011 UK Census, Snainton parish had a population of 754,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK Census figure of 891.[2]

Notable people[edit]

The actor Ben Kingsley was born in Snainton.[3]

George Vasey the botanist was also born in the village. He was responsible for the integration of the United States Department of Agriculture.[citation needed]

Sydney Cross Harland (19 July 1891 – 8 November 1982), Botanist, was born in the village, and died there in November 1982, after many commissions abroad. His Great-grandfather William, was the cousin of Edward Harland.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Snainton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Snainton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Honorary degree for actor Sir Ben". BBC News Online. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Hutchinson, Sir Joseph, F.R.S.; "Sydney Cross Harland", Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (1984), Vol. 30, p.299,

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