West Ayton

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West Ayton
West Ayton 1 (Nigel Coates).jpg
West Ayton is located in North Yorkshire
West Ayton
West Ayton
West Ayton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 881 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE986847
Civil parish
  • West Ayton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SCARBOROUGH
Postcode district YO13
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°14′55″N 0°29′12″W / 54.248700°N 0.486700°W / 54.248700; -0.486700Coordinates: 54°14′55″N 0°29′12″W / 54.248700°N 0.486700°W / 54.248700; -0.486700
The 14th century Ayton Castle, between East Ayton and West Ayton

West Ayton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England. Located upon the west bank of the River Derwent adjacent to East Ayton.

According to the 2011 UK census, West Ayton parish had a population of 881,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 831.[2]

The ruins of Ayton castle can be found to the east of the village. The tower dates back to 1390 and was built by Ralph Eure. During the 1670s, stone from the castle was used to rebuild the bridge over the River Derwent.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: West Ayton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: West Ayton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Salter, Mike (2001). The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire. 

External links[edit]

Media related to West Ayton at Wikimedia Commons