referred to as 'Norton', is a town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of
North Yorkshire, England.
borders the market town of Malton, and is divided by the River Derwent.
census gave the population of the parish as 6,943.
From 1894 to 1974 it was an urban
in the East Riding
served by two main educational institutions: Norton Primary School, and Norton College, which holds specialist Technology College status.
College has recently added a newly built sixth form college and a
nearby village of Langton is the independent preparatory school Woodleigh
Sport and Leisure
Norton, along with Malton, is well-known throughout the horse racing
industry for the town's many
Malton and Norton Gold
is a 27 hole golf course
located off Welham Road, covered a large part of the south-west end
of the town. The club is the 'home club' of European Tour
professional Simon Dyson
Other facilities such as Derwent
and Ryedale Skate
are located in the town and serve both Norton and
Malton Bacon Factory
Malton bacon factory
, a large
factory, is in fact in Norton as serves as a major employer for the
both Norton, Malton and the local area.
station and Malton bus station are also located in
Due to the
town's close proximity to Malton, Norton benefits from excellent
access to the A64, which runs from Leeds and York to Scarborough, as well as the A169 to Pickering and Whitby.
station is on the TransPennine Express route, with fast
trains every hour running from Scarborough to York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.
plans to re-open the rail link between Malton and Pickering, which would create a new service from Malton to
Norton is home to Coastliner
, a division of the TransDev bus group. Buses
run from Leeds and York through Norton and Malton to
Pickering/Whitby, Scarborough, and Bridlington. There are also regular
buses to Castle
Howard and Hovingham, and a number of other local bus