Towton

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Towton
Towton is located in North Yorkshire
Towton
Towton
Towton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 226 [1]
OS grid reference SE485395
Civil parish
  • Towton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TADCASTER
Postcode district LS24
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°51′00″N 1°15′49″W / 53.849925°N 1.2634889°W / 53.849925; -1.2634889

Towton /ˈttən/ is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

The village is best known for the Battle of Towton, fought on Palm Sunday, 29 March 1461, during the Wars of the Roses. It was at this battle that Sir David Ap Mathew saved the life of Edward IV. Once King, Edward granted Sir David Ap Mathew permission to use 'Towton' on the Mathew family crest.[2]

The A162 road through Towton

References

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Gravett, Christopher (2003). Towton 1461—England's Bloodiest Battle. Campaign. 120. Oxford, United Kingdom: Osprey Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 1-84176-513-9. 


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