Category: Staxton

The name of Staxton comes from Old Scandinavian meaning a village owned by a man by the name of Stakkr, and is found as Stacstone in the Domesday Book of 1086. There have been several archaeological digs around the Staxton area finding human bodies and other items. In 1937 RAF Staxton Wold, a Royal Air Force radar station, was set up at the top of Staxton Hill and is currently the oldest serving radar station.