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Kirk Deighton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated north-west of Wetherby, to which it is contiguous, and near the A1(M). The village was in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and Wetherby Rural District, until 1974, and is now on the border between West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire: the village is in North Yorkshire, and Wetherby in the Leeds metropolitan district of West Yorkshire. Kirk Deighton has a population of less than 500 people, measured at 484 in the 2011 Census.[1] All Saints' Church was mentioned in the Domesday Book.


Within the village is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that is home to a population of Great Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus).[2]

The village has a church, a public house, an antiques dealer, a football club and club house, a cricket club that plays in the 1st division of the Wetherby League and a village hall. Kirk Deighton amenities serve residents of the Ainsty and Badgerwood areas of north-east Wetherby.

The Bay Horse
The Bay Horse

The Bay Horse public house in the centre of the village was originally two, the Bay Horse and The Grey Hound until they were converted into one pub, taking the Bay Horse name.[3] Until the early 1990s the Alpine Lodge was a Samuel Smith's house on the Great North Road (A1). It opened as the Old Fox Inn but was renamed the Alpine Inn. After it closed and an arson attack in the 2000s, the building was demolished.[citation needed]

Kirk Deighton Community Centre in 2008 (demolished in 2012)
Kirk Deighton Community Centre in 2008 (demolished in 2012)

The community centre was built in the mid-1970s, but fell into disrepair. It was demolished in 2012 and part of the land on which it stood was sold for housing raising funds for a new village hall, which was officially opened on the 9 September 2013.[citation needed]

Kirk Deighton Village Hall opened in September 2013
Kirk Deighton Village Hall opened in September 2013


Wetherby services is centred on the A1(M) motorway junction 46, serving the village and north Wetherby. It was built during the upgrade of the A1 trunk road to motorway standard. The site includes land for industrial development.[citation needed]

Kirk Deighton is served by route 780, Knaresborough to Wetherby, and route X70, Kirk Deighton to Harrogate via Wetherby and Spofforth.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Kirk Deighton", Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  3. ^ "The Bay Horse Website".

External links

Media related to Kirk Deighton at Wikimedia Commons

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