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Brayton Barff

Brayton Barff is the high point of the area – standing some 150 feet above sea level. It was the site of a beacon in 1803 when we were threatened with invasion by Napoleon. 
In May 1935, to celebrate King George V's Silver Jubilee, a Bonfire was lit on the Barff as part of the celebrations. In both World Wars much use was made of the various Camps on the Barff and they housed Prisoners of War in WW2.
It is now owned by Yorkshire Water, who have provided a car park on the Barff Lane side of the Barff, and is well used by walkers and bird watchers.

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