Brayton, North Yorkshire
St Wilfred’s Church, Brayton
|Population||5,299 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||160 mi (260 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Brayton is almost entirely residential with the exception of a few local shops, including a butchers and a post office.
Village schools are Brayton Academy, Brayton Juniors, and Brayton C of E Infants. The Infant School is one of the oldest buildings in the village. The school house was once home to the headmistress of Brayton school, and lessons were taken in a smaller building. The house is now a private residence, and the old school room is now a small part of the extended building.
Brayton Methodist Church and St Wilfrid's church are the two religious buildings. The Methodist chapel was built in 1844, extended in 1961 and the 1961 extension re-developed in 1994. It is reputed that John Wesley, the founder of Methodism who travel widely throughout the country, preached on the original Village Green (the triangle adjacent to the chapel) but there is no documentary evidence to prove this. Being a small person, it is also reputed that he stood on a chair in order to be seen. That chair (?) with an appropriate plaque has been the pulpit chair in the chapel since the chapel was built.
The Grade I listed Church of England parish church, dedicated to St Wilfrid, dates from the 12th to the 15th centuries with 19th-century alterations and stained glass. Within the church is a tomb to Lord D'Arcy (died 1558), and his wife, its effigies damaged during the 17th-century Interregnum.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brayton Parish (1170217385)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "History of Brayton, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
- Historic England. "Church of St Wilfred (1132537)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Brayton 2011 Census Ward (1237325196)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- Media related to Brayton, North Yorkshire at Wikimedia Commons
- Brayton Academy
- Brayton Community Centre
- St Wilfrid's Parish, Brayton
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