Burton Agnes

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Burton Agnes
East Riding
Burton Agnes Hall front view.jpg
Burton Agnes Hall
Grid reference: TA103630
Location: 54°3’6"N, 0°18’58"W
Population: 497  (2011)
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01262
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Burton Agnes is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the A614 road midway between Driffield and Bridlington. The village is named after Agnes de Percy, the 12th century heiress of the great House of Percy. The 2011 census recorded a parish population of 497.

Gatehouse of Burton Agnes Hall

Local landmarks include an Elizabethan manor house, Burton Agnes Hall, and a Norman manor house, Burton Agnes Manor House. Both buildings are Grade I listed buildings.[1][2]

The parish church is St Martin's. It too is a Grade I listed building.[3]


Burton Agnes railway station on the Yorkshire Coast Line from Kingston upon Hull to Scarborough served the village until it closed on 5 January 1970.[4]

On 17 September 1947, a truck carrying German prisoners of war was in collision with a train at the Burton Agnes level crossing killing two British and ten German soldiers. On 23 December 2013 a plaque was unveiled at the site of the crash in remembrance those who died.


Burton Agnes Station site

Burton Agnes holds an annual Scarecrow Festival during which the village is decorated with scarecrows. The festival began in 2004 and was devised by a group of children to raise money.

Burton Agnes primary school is on Rudston Road, also on which are playing fields, close to the cemetery. The playing fields are the base for football and cricket teams. There is a small bowls field near the football pitch. Bridlington Archery Club also uses the facility.

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  1. National Heritage List 1346451: Burton Agnes Hall (Grade I listing)
  2. National Heritage List 1280994: Burton Agnes Manor House (Grade I listing)
  3. National Heritage List 1083812: Church of St Martin (Grade I listing)
  4. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.