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Sutton is a small village in the Selby District in North Yorkshire, England. It lies 1 mile north of Knottingley, across the River Aire in West Yorkshire.

Sutton
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Sutton is located in North Yorkshire
Sutton
Sutton
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE495253
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKNOTTINGLEY
Postcode districtWF11
Dialling code01977
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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UK
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53°43′19″N 1°15′07″W / 53.722°N 1.252°W / 53.722; -1.252Coordinates: 53°43′19″N 1°15′07″W / 53.722°N 1.252°W / 53.722; -1.252

The toponym is from the Old English sūð tūn, meaning "south farmstead". The place was once known as Sutton in Elmet, from its location in the district of Elmet.[1] Sutton was historically a township in the ancient parish of Brotherton in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[2] It became a separate civil parish in 1866, but in 1891 the civil parish was abolished and merged with the civil parish of Byram cum Poole to form the civil parish of Byram cum Sutton.[3] In 1974 it was transferred to the new county of North Yorkshire.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, A.H. (1961). The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 4. Cambridge University Press. p. 47.
  2. ^ GENUKI website
  3. ^ Vision of Britain website

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sutton, Selby at Wikimedia Commons