KIRK SMEATON is the most southerly village of the large county of
North Yorkshire , England. It is also a civil parish in the Selby
district. Historically the village is part of the West Riding of
* 1 Geography
* 2 History
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Kirk Smeaton and its sister village Little Smeaton face each other
River Went , the most southerly boundary of the Celtic
Elmet . A footbridge links the two, providing both villages
with walks to Brockadale and
Wentbridge . The Doncaster / North
Yorkshire boundary lies close to the south of the village, and to the
east it begins to follow the
River Went all the way to the River Don .
A railway from the Leeds - Doncaster line past
Drax Power Station
Drax Power Station used
to run close to the south of the village, with a railway station that
opened in 1885 and part of the
Hull and Barnsley Railway
Hull and Barnsley Railway . The station
was closed to passengers in 1932, and closed completely in 1959.
A history of Smeaton Church written by Harry Robinson is available.
Earl Fitzwilliam donated land for the foundation of Kirk
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* ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for
National Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
* ^ "Brockadale". The Wildlife Trusts. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
* ^ "Kirk Smeaton". Retrieved 20 December 2008.