Snaith is a town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Goole on the A1041 at its junction with the A645. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of the M62 motorway, just south of the River Aire.

The town of Snaith with the villages of East Cowick and West Cowick form the civil parish of Snaith and Cowick. The Snaith and Cowick civil parish had 3,579 inhabitants and 1,492 households in the 2011 UK census.[1] This was an increase on 3,028 inhabitants and 1,228 households in the 2001 UK census.[2] The town continues to grow in size, due to the expanding Ben Bailey housing estate.

Snaith is the focal point of the local rural area. It has primary and secondary schools. The town exit and entry to the M62 is approximately 5 miles (8 km) away, giving access to Hull, Doncaster, Goole, Leeds and Castleford. It is approximately 20.6 miles (33 km) from York. Selby is 7 miles (11 km) away, with Carlton and Camblesforth between.

Snaith was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

St Laurence Church Snaith

St Laurence Priory Church, Snaith
Snaith is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE642220
• London160 mi (260 km) SSE
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01405
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament


The name "Snaith" derives from the Old Scandinavian word sneith, meaning "Piece of land cut off".[3] Snaith was recorded in its modern-day form in c.1080, however in the Domesday Book of 1086, it was recorded as Esneid.

Parish church

The priory church of St Lawrence is low and wide, with pinnacles. The core of the church is Norman and Cruciform, and the tower is Early English and stands at the west end. The chancel is Decorated and the nave has Perpendicular arcades and a high clerestory. Glass in the chancel window is by Francis Spear and there is a notable monument to Viscount Downe by Francis Chantrey.[4] The church was designated a Grade I listed building in 1967 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[5]


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Snaith clog factory, now a plastics factory

Snaith has a library, post office, dental practice, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, opticians and petrol station. There is also a Co-operative store, and a variety of small retail, service and food outlets, including takeaways. The town has five public houses. It also has a notable small brewery, The Old Mill Brewery, established in 1983 in a mill building dating back to 1791.

Schools in the town include Snaith Primary School and The Snaith School (secondary).


Snaith railway station
Snaith railway station

Snaith railway station is situated on the line approximately halfway between Hull and Leeds. It is served by a railway station, with a limited service on the Pontefract Line from Leeds to Goole.

The town also has a regular bus service, and is central to the 400 and 401 Arriva bus services, which usually commute hourly between Selby and Goole.


Snaith Juniors Football Club was formed in 1990 as Croda F.C. because the football pitch was in the grounds of Cowick Hall, then used by Croda International.[6] Snaith Juniors F.C. now play at Ben Bailey housing estate and hold football tournaments at the end of May each year. The council proposed making a cricket pitch for a town cricket team, but no land was available. The Garth, adjacent to the Methodist Chapel, was given to the people of Snaith for recreation and leisure.


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Snaith and Cowick Parish (1170211263)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Snaith and Cowick Parish (1543504305)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 428. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  4. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968). Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the North. London: Collins. p. 349.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Lawrence (1161899)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Snaith Juniors FC History". Snaith Juniors FC. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.
Andorra (album)

Andorra is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the stage name Caribou. It is Snaith's fourth album and his second as Caribou, following The Milk of Human Kindness. It was released in Germany on August 17, 2007 and in the United Kingdom on August 20 by City Slang, and in the United States on August 21 by Merge.

Andorra received critical acclaim and won the 2008 Polaris Music Prize.

Archdeacon of Doncaster

The Archdeacon of Doncaster is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Sheffield, responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within the six area deaneries: Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, Snaith & Hatfield, Tankersley, Wath and West Doncaster.

Croda International

Croda International plc is a British speciality chemicals company based at Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Dan Snaith

Daniel Victor Snaith (born 1978) is a Canadian composer, musician, and recording artist who has performed under the stage names Caribou, Manitoba and Daphni.

Doncaster (York Road) railway station

Doncaster (York Road) railway station was built as a terminus for services on the Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It was reached by a triangular junction from the main line just outside town. The station was set at the north end of town, just beyond the Doncaster Avoiding Line, in the fork of the old A1 and the A19 (York Road).

The line and its stations were ready for opening on 1 May 1916 but its five passenger stations, at Snaith & Pollington, Sykehouse, Thorpe-in-Balne, Doncaster (York Road) and Warmsworth never saw a passenger train. The route duplicated that of other railways in the area and the stations were some way from the villages they purported to serve.

The station was kept fully intact until the late 1960s when demolition finally came.

The only passenger trains to work over the line were enthusiasts specials, the last of these was the "Doncaster Decoy", which ran on 5 October 1968.


FabricLive.93 is a DJ mix album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, under the stage name Daphni. It was released in July 2017 as part of the FabricLive Mix Series.

Henry Snaith

Henry James Snaith (born 1978) is a professor in physics in the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford.

List of civil parishes in the East Riding of Yorkshire

This is a list of civil parishes in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Nina Snaith

Nina Claire Snaith is a British mathematician at the University of Bristol working in random matrix theory and quantum chaos.

In 1998, she and her then adviser Jonathan Keating conjectured a value for the leading coefficient of the asymptotics of the moments of the Riemann zeta function. Keating and Snaith's guessed value for the constant was based on random-matrix theory, following

a trend that started with Montgomery's pair correlation conjecture. Keating's and Snaith's work extended works by Conrey, Ghosh and Gonek, also conjectural, based on number theoretic heuristics; Conrey, Farmer, Keating, Rubinstein, and Snaith later conjectured the lower terms in the asymptotics of the moments. Snaith's work appeared in her doctoral thesis Random Matrix Theory and zeta functions.Nina Snaith is the sister of mathematician and musician Dan Snaith.

In 2014 Snaith delivered the 2014 Hanna Neuman Lecture to honour the achievements of women in mathematics.

Norman Snaith

Norman Henry Snaith (1898–1982) was a British Old Testament scholar and a Professor at Wesley College, Leeds.

Our Love (Caribou album)

Our Love is the seventh studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on October 6, 2014 by City Slang worldwide and October 7, 2014 by Merge in North America and South America. It is Snaith's fourth album as Caribou, having released his previous album, Jiaolong, as Daphni in 2012. It features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett.

The album reflects on the success of Snaith's breakthrough album, Swim, four years prior. The lyrics are more personal and reflective than his previous albums, influenced by the birth of his daughter. It is an electronic album with R&B and hip hop influences.

Following the less positive reception of Jiaolong, Our Love debuted to critical acclaim, with praise for its subtle composition and themes. The album appeared on numerous end-of-year lists, was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and was shortlisted for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. It peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the UK Albums Chart.

RAF Snaith

Royal Air Force Snaith or RAF Snaith is a former Royal Air Force station which was located 7 miles (11 km) south west of Goole, Yorkshire, England and close to the village of Pollington.

The airfield opened 1941 before closing in 1946.


A scythe (, ) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia.

The word "scythe" derives from Old English siðe. In Middle English and after it was usually spelt sithe or sythe. However, in the 15th century some writers began to use the sc- spelling as they thought (wrongly) the word was related to the Latin scindere (meaning "to cut"). Nevertheless, the sithe spelling lingered and notably appears in Noah Webster's dictionaries.

A scythe consists of a shaft about 170 centimetres (67 in) long called a snaith, snath, snathe or sned, traditionally made of wood but now sometimes metal. Simple snaiths are straight with offset handles, others have an "S" curve or are steam bent in three dimensions to place the handles in an ergonomic configuration but close to shaft. The snaith has either one or two short handles at right angles to it, usually one near the upper end and always another roughly in the middle. The handles are usually adjustable to suit the user. A curved, steel blade between 60 to 90 centimetres (24 to 35 in) long is mounted at the lower end at 90°, or less, to the snaith. Scythes almost always have the blade projecting from the left side of the snaith when in use, with the edge towards the mower; left-handed scythes are made but cannot be used together with right-handed scythes as the left-handed mower would be mowing in the opposite direction and could not mow in a team.

Shane West

Shannon Bruce Snaith, better known as Shane West, is an American actor, punk rock musician, and songwriter. West is known for his portrayal of Eli Sammler in the ABC family drama Once and Again, Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember, Darby Crash in What We Do Is Secret, Dr. Ray Barnett in the NBC medical drama ER, Michael Bishop in The CW spy drama Nikita and Bane in the Fox superhero drama Gotham. He also starred in the WGN fantasy/adventure/historical drama Salem as John Alden.

As well as acting, West has performed with punk rock band the Germs and Jonny Was, and Twilight Creeps.

Snaith and Cowick

Snaith and Cowick is a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of the town of Goole and covers an area of 2,406.612 hectares (5,946.87 acres).The civil parish is formed by the town of Snaith and the villages of East Cowick and West Cowick.

According to the 2011 UK census, Snaith and Cowick had a population of 3,579, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,028.The parish was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

Swim (Caribou album)

Swim is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on April 20, 2010 by City Slang and Merge. It is his third album credited under Caribou and deviates from the psychedelic pop and took influences from various kinds of electronic dance music, especially deep house and minimal techno.

Swim continued the critical success set by Snaith and was critically acclaimed upon its release, later making several publications' year-end best album lists. It was recognized as one of "The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far" by Pitchfork in August 2014.Swim Remixes, a compilation of remixes from the album, was released in 2010 by Merge Records and features remixes by artists such as Junior Boys, Fuck Buttons, and Nite Jewel.

Sykehouse railway station

Sykehouse railway station was a station on the Hull and Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway between Thorpe-in-Balne and Snaith and Pollington. It was built with the line which opened on 1 May 1916, but the station never opened to passengers. Like most stations on this line, it was situated on the edge of Sykehouse some distance from the village centre. Despite never opening to passengers, the station had the necessary facilities, and the two flanking platforms remained in situ until 1960.

The station was controlled by a signal box situated by the level crossing at the end of the platform, which lasted until the final closure of the line.

The Snaith School

The Snaith School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The school was founded in 1899. As of 2014 the school had a pupil count of 910. Also as of the 2014 ofsted report the school was rated: Good. the Percentage of pupils who attained five GCSEs grade A* to C including English and mathematics in 2014 was 66%.

Up in Flames

Up in Flames is the second studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Manitoba on April 8, 2003 by The Leaf Label and Domino Recording Company. It is Snaith's second and final album credited under Manitoba, and received critical acclaim when it was released.

In 2006, a special edition of Up in Flames was released. In 2013, the album was reissued under Snaith's current moniker, Caribou, and in 2015, it was selected by fans as one of ten albums re-issued by The Leaf Label as part of the label's 20th anniversary celebrations. This saw the album released on limited edition double vinyl and made available to fans via the PledgeMusic service.News program Democracy Now! uses "Kid You'll Move Mountains" as part of their regular theme music.

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