West Knapton

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West Knapton
West Knapton village.jpg
Entering West Knapton
West Knapton is located in North Yorkshire
West Knapton
West Knapton
West Knapton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE877754
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALTON
Postcode district YO17
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°10′02″N 0°39′27″W / 54.16709°N 0.65738°W / 54.16709; -0.65738Coordinates: 54°10′02″N 0°39′27″W / 54.16709°N 0.65738°W / 54.16709; -0.65738

West Knapton is a small village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds at the foot of the North York Moors. The village is accessed by the A64. There are approximately 32 houses in the village itself with several outlying farms and the 'Knapton Maltings', a small development of houses. Also, a few houses are by the railway.

West Knapton hosts a gas-fired power station which is operated by Viking UK Gas Ltd on behalf of Scottish Power.[1]

It also is host to Knapton Maltings, or Knapton Silo as it is locally known.

On the opposite side of the A64 to the village itself is the Wolds Way Caravan and Camping site.

West Knapton was served by Knapton railway station on the York to Scarborough Line between 1845 and 1930.[2]


  1. ^ "Ryedale Vikings power the National Grid". Malton & Pickering Mercury. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 

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