Breighton

Breighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Howden. It forms part of the civil parish of Bubwith.

Breighton
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Housing in Breighton
Breighton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Breighton
Breighton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE709339
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSELBY
Postcode districtYO8
Dialling code01757
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UK
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53°47′49″N 0°55′27″W / 53.796883°N 0.924146°W / 53.796883; -0.924146Coordinates: 53°47′49″N 0°55′27″W / 53.796883°N 0.924146°W / 53.796883; -0.924146

HistoryEdit

Nearby is RAF Breighton, built between 1940 and 1942 for No. 1 Group RAF, its first residents were the No. 460 Squadron RAAF. After the Second World War, the airfield was used to store Thor missiles, before finally closing in March 1964. It is currently used by the Real Aeroplane Company to house historic aircraft as well as for hosting airshows. RAF Breighton or Breighton Airfield, as it is now commonly known, has the ICAO Code of EGBR.

An airshow is held by the Real Aeroplane Company in the summer.[1]

To the north-west of the main village is the Breighton Ferry public house. From the Middle Ages until the 1930s a ferry operated across the Derwent to Menthorpe.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Photos of Breighton Airshow". Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  2. ^ Baggs, A. P.; Kent, G. H. R.; Purdy, J. D. (1976). Allison, K. J. (ed.). "Menthorpe with Bowthorpe". A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3, Ouse and Derwent Wapentake, and Part of Harthill Wapentake. Victoria County History. pp. 63–64. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.

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