Burton Salmon is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the border with West Yorkshire, and approximately 3 miles (5 km) north from Knottingley, on the A162 road. According to the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 419, reducing slightly to 416 at the 2011 Census.
|Population||416 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||160 mi (260 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The place name "Burton Salmon" is formed of two elements. The first originates in Old English and translates as "farmstead of the Britons" (Brettas, genitive Bretta) plus the word tūn, meaning "farmstead, village, settlement". The second element, "Salmon" is a manorial affix, derived from the name Salamone, that of a man who held lands in the area in the 13th century. Although not mentioned in the Domesday Book, the village was recorded as Brettona circa 1160, before the name of the estate holder was appended, and again as Burton Salamon in 1516.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Burton Salmon Parish (1170217388)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 78. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
- Media related to Burton Salmon at Wikimedia Commons
- Burton Salmon Community Primary School
- Hillam News
- "Rural Pursuits and Farming in the Fifties", YouTube video
- Burton Salmon Parish Council website
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