Located just south of Selby, with good schools and excellent transport links, the small village of Brayton is an ideal location for families and professionals. A place for quiet and comfy living, there are an array of properties from spacious detached houses to flats and bungalows.
THINGS TO DO
The highest point in the area is Brayton Barff and, standing 150 feet above sea level, it is popular with both bird watchers and walkers. Nearby Leeds and York offer the big attractions of the city but places like Humberhead Peatlands Nature Reserve, Barlow Common and the Yorkshire coastline are all within shooting distance.
EATING & DRINKING
On Doncaster Road there are two pubs: The Grey Horse and Swan Inn for food and drink. If you’re looking to wine and dine then Selby is just a couple of miles away and has everything from Indian to Thai, Chinese to Italian in the town, as well as a number of bars.
The village is serviced by a Tesco Express and C Dawson & Sons butchers for groceries. There is also a post office and Barnardo’s on the A19 bypass that runs through Brayton. In 2000, Brayton Community Centre replaced the old village hall and has a number of groups and facilities for everyone to enjoy, while Selby golf course is also close.
From Pre School to high school, Brayton offers education for all ages with:
Busy Bees Pre School
Brayton Community Junior School
Brayton High School
Brayton’s proximity to the M62 and A19 is one of the reasons the village is so popular. With big cities nearby as well as the Yorkshire Moors and coastline you are never short of destinations. On top of this, there are a number of bus routes to take you around the area and Leeds Bradford International Airport is only an hour away.
First referred to as ‘Breide-tun’ in a 1030 Saxon document, and then as ‘Bretone’ in the Domesday Book, Brayton has a long history. The Grade 1 listed St Wilfrid’s church was built between the 12th and 15th centuries and it boomed in the 70s thanks to the development of the nearby power stations and Selby coalfield. Today, it is mainly a dormitory village for professionals.
DID YOU KNOW?
Brayton Barff was used to light a beacon in 1803 when the country was threatened by Napoleon’s invasion.