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Flaxton is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is close to the A64 between York and Malton. The village lies entirely within a Conservation Area as defined by Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas Act) 1990.HistoryThe village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Flaxtune in the Bulford hundred. At that time it was part of the manor of Foston and was in the possession of Earl Morcar, but passed to Count Alan of Brittany by 1086. The etymology of the name is taken from Old English meaning settlement where flax is made.Flaxton was served by Flaxton railway station on the York to Scarborough Line between 1845 and 1930.The village had a local Church of England school built in 1867, but it closed in 1987. Though no longer in use it is a Grade II Listed Building.GovernanceThe village lies within the Thirsk and Malton . It is also within the Hovingham & Sheriff Hutton electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Sheriff Hutton ward of Ryedale District Council.GeographyThe nearest settlements to the village are Claxton, North Yorkshire to the south; West Lilling to the north-west; Harton, North Yorkshire to the east and Thornton-le-Clay to the north-east.
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