Towton  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Towton like this:

TOWTON, a township in Saxton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles S of Tadcaster. Acres, 1,360. Real property, £1,167. Pop., 101. Houses, 24. A very sanguinary battle, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, was fought here on 29 March, 1461.

Towton through time

Towton is now part of Selby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Selby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Towton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Towton, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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