Burton Salmon

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.[1]

Burton Salmon
Burton Salmon is located in North Yorkshire
Burton Salmon
Burton Salmon
Location within North Yorkshire
Population416 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE492274
• London160 mi (260 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Burton Salmon
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS25
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
53°44′29″N 1°15′19″W / 53.74140°N 1.25540°W / 53.74140; -1.25540Coordinates: 53°44′29″N 1°15′19″W / 53.74140°N 1.25540°W / 53.74140; -1.25540

The village primary school is Burton Salmon Community Primary School. There is also a public house, The Plough Inn, dating from the 17th century, and a Methodist chapel.

Ledgate Lane, Burton Salmon


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.[2]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Burton Salmon Parish (1170217388)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 78. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.

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