South Milford

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South Milford
South Milford Village - geograph.org.uk - 104990.jpg
Village street
South Milford is located in North Yorkshire
South Milford
South Milford
South Milford shown within North Yorkshire
Population2,368 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSE495315
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS25
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°46′39″N 1°15′01″W / 53.777488°N 1.250342°W / 53.777488; -1.250342Coordinates: 53°46′39″N 1°15′01″W / 53.777488°N 1.250342°W / 53.777488; -1.250342

South Milford is a small village and civil parish located in the district of Selby, in the county of North Yorkshire, England. Historically an agricultural village, the population has recently boomed due to housing development. South Milford is now generally considered a commuter village for nearby towns and cities because of the local motorway network, including the A1(M), M1 and M62. Still, South Milford maintains links with the local farming community. There is a large firework display and bonfire each November. The event has been running 25 years.

South Milford is served by South Milford railway station.

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Lumby southwest of the main village.

Steeton Hall[edit]

A view of Steeton Hall Gateway (2011)

Steeton Hall Gateway is a listed ancient monument and is protected by English Heritage. It is situated about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of South Milford. The gateway originally served a large hall, which was demolished and replaced by a house, which has since been converted into several dwellings. The gateway dates from the 15th century, and is one of four such structures which marked the corners of the estate. It has two arched passages, the large one in the centre to allow horsemen and carriages through and the smaller one to the left for footmen.

There are a spiral staircase which leads into a large room above the arch and a number of shields and coats of arms surrounding the structure.

Steeton Hall Gateway has been described as a "fair and stately structure in the brave days of old".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ Bogg, Edmund (1904) Round About Leeds and the Olde Villages of Elmete, York: Edmund Sampson; reprinted by The Old Hall Press, Burton Salmon, 1991.

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