infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 54.0166
longitude = -1.0751
official_name = Haxby
population = 8,754
unitary_england= City of York
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
os_grid_reference = SE607582
Haxby is a town in the
unitary authorityof City of York, on the River Foss, to the north of Yorkand south of Strensall, in North Yorkshire, England.According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 8,754. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedaledistrict.
Originally a Danish settlement in the ancient forest of
Galtresto the north of York, Haxby has grown to a community of nearly 10,000 people, most of this growth taking place in just the last thirty years.
Haxby is bordered on the east by the River Foss, and to the west by the village of Wigginton, another community that has seen tremendous growth in the last thirty years – so much so that the two now merge seamlessly into each other. To the south is the garden village of
New Earswickand the north York bypass, to the north open farmland runs up towards the villages of Sutton-on-the-Forestand Strensall.
* [http://www.haxby-york.co.uk/index.html Website on Haxby]
* [http://www.haxbytowncouncil.gov.uk The Haxby Town Council Website]
* Tom Smith, "A History of Haxby" (Revised and Expanded), ISBN 1-85072-298-6 [http://www.haxby-york.co.uk/books/index.html] .
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