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Postcode: YO42 | code search
Population: 7000
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Unusually for a town of over 7,000 inhabitants, Pocklington – known locally as Pock - in the East Riding of Yorkshire is set away from all the main roads in the district. Perhaps this is results from the town’s antiquity – there is plenty of evidence nearby of Iron Age and even Bronze Age settlement – predating any road system. St Paulinus is said to have preached in the town in AD627, according to an inscription on a medieval cross found in the churchyard. The church, All Saints, dates from the 12th to 15th centuries, but there are still reminders evident of the Saxon building before the current one. Pocklington School, founded in 1514, is a notable public school with alumni as diverse as William Wilberforce, Tom Stoppard, and Adrian Edmondson. Pocklington was one of many towns in the area that suffered under William the conqueror’s harrying of the north, its value dropping from more than £50 to just £8 a year after that dreadful campaign The town sits on the edge of the Wolds, the chalk hills of this part of Yorkshire, and of flat arable land reclaimed from the marshes centuries ago. In medieval times wool was important to the town, with weaving and fulling locally as a result, but malting was also significant later, the different industries reflecting the different landscapes surrounding the place. In 1896 the town suffered a disastrous fire, which destroyed several buildings in the town centre, and local legend has it that the blaze was so bright that night that people in Market Weighton seven miles away could read by it. Apart from the natural beauty of the Wolds, Pocklington has Burnby Hall to offer the visitor, with its internationally important collection of water lilies. Kilnwick Percy Golf Club is just to the north of the town, but for those who prefer a good walk not to be spoiled as the saying goes, Pocklington canal has also been somewhat restored, and its paths provide notable places for spotting aquatic wildlife. For those after a bit of local shopping the market day is Tuesday.


Choc Box Cottage
Mallard Lodge at The Old Gravel Pit Lodges
Swift Lodge


Burnby Lane Dental Practice


Pocklington Group Practice

Golf Club

Kilnwick Percy

Holiday Park

KP Lodges


Pocklington Market

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Black Bull
Black Swan Inn
Oddfellows Arms
Wellington Oak


Black Bull
Garden Chinese Restaurant
Pane E Vino
Pocklington Tandoori Restaurant


Pocklington C of E Infant School
Pocklington County Junior School
Pocklington Independent School
Woldgate School


Choc Box Cottage
KP Lodges
Mallard Lodge at The Old Gravel Pit Lodges


Powell & Young
Wood Sherwood


Car 9
Victoria Travel Taxis

Sports Clubs

Pocklington RUFC (Rugby Union)

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Mallard Lodge at The Old Gravel Pit Lodges (1.55 miles)

Mallard Lodge at The Old Gravel Pit Lodges

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Enjoying splendid views over the lakes and a magnificent setting in a 30 acre private wooded nature reserve on the fringes of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, these ... More

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The Wolds Retreat (1.57 miles)

The Wolds Retreat

If you are looking for hotel or guest house accommodation near York then look no further; a warm welcome awaits you at The Wolds Retreat Bed and Breakfast. North Yorkshire’s most tranquil B & ... More | visit website

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Robeanne House (5.31 miles)

Robeanne House

A friendly, informal and comfortable guest house, conveniently located for York, the Wolds and the East Coast. The accommodation we offer includes either spacious comfortable suites in the main guest house or luxury log cabins situated ... More | visit website

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Kexby House (5.90 miles)

Kexby House
Kexby House is a restored Grade 2 listed 18th century Georgian Farm House which is situated only a few miles from the historic city of York, the market town of Pocklington, Stamford Bridge and Elvington ... More | visit website
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Gateway To York (6.12 miles)

Gateway To York
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Set in 8 acres of landscaped gardens with fine views of woodland, the River Derwent and rich farmland.

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Londesborough Arms Hotel (6.62 miles)

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Built in 1700 in the bustling town of Market Weighton, the Londesborough Arms Hotel nestles on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure ... More

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Fifth Milestone Cottage (7.69 miles)

Fifth Milestone Cottage
For a relaxing, beautiful, cottage b&b, look no further than FIFTH MILESTONE COTTAGE bed and breakfast. Spoilt for choice of rooms, from a lovely twin room with luxury en-suite wet room and views looking directly ... More | visit website
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The Windmill (8.09 miles)

The Windmill

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A friendly relaxing welcome awaits you at The Windmill, Dunnington, York.Open all day, every day, The Windmill is the perfect setting for a quick drink, a bite to eat or ... More

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Holme Wold Farm (9.39 miles)

Holme Wold Farm
Holme Wold Cottage is a 4 star Gold Cottage located on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds on our working arable farm. The farmstead is a peaceful location ideally suited for exploring East Yorkshire including ... More | visit website
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Orillia House (9.96 miles)

Orillia House
Orillia House, situated only three miles from York North Yorkshire, has been described as "a luxury hotel in miniature". It provides bed and breakfast accommodation with the emphasis on quality, comfort and personal ... More | visit website

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