East Ayton

East Ayton is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England.

East Ayton
Disused Methodist Chapel, East Ayton - geograph.org.uk - 247931.jpg
East Ayton
East Ayton is located in North Yorkshire
East Ayton
East Ayton
Location within North Yorkshire
Population1,678 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE994854
Civil parish
  • East Ayton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO13
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°15′17″N 0°28′28″W / 54.254600°N 0.474400°W / 54.254600; -0.474400Coordinates: 54°15′17″N 0°28′28″W / 54.254600°N 0.474400°W / 54.254600; -0.474400
St John the Baptist church

According to the 2011 UK census, East Ayton parish had a population of 1,678,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,687.[2]

Forge Valley C.C., the local cricket club for East & West Ayton, were the national Village Cup champions in 1986, winning the competition at Lord's.

Notable peopleEdit

John Fendley, aka Fenners of Soccer AM fame, grew up in the village and was a pupil at Raincliffe School.

The actor, Paul Kynman, who has appeared in First Knight, The Governor and Heartbeat, also grew up in Ayton village, and attended Raincliffe School

Gavin Williamson, MP and Secretary of State for Defence was raised in East Ayton and attended the local primary school.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – East Ayton Parish (1170217332)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: East Ayton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  3. ^ Parsons, Rob (2 November 2017). "Scarborough-born Gavin Williamson named as new Defence Secretary". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Scarborough MP Has Say On New Defence Secretary". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to East Ayton at Wikimedia Commons