Strensall


Strensall

infobox UK place
country = England
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latitude = 54.04006
longitude = -1.03436
official_name = Strensall
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unitary_england= City of York
lieutenancy_england = North Yorkshire
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
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Strensall is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in the north of England, on the River Foss north of York and north-east of Haxby. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedale district.

The nearby Strensall Common is a Special Area of Conservation, an example of lowland heathland habitat covering over 5 km². Strensall Common also has an army firing range and training area both of which belong to the Ministry of Defence.

Population

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,815.

History

Strensall is referred to in the Domesday Book as "Streonaeshalch", after "Streona", a personal name, and "halch", a corner of land. It belonged to the Archbishops of York.

Strensall is also the probable site of many historical events supposed to have occurred in Whitby, most significantly the 'Whitby' Synod of 664. This is due to a complication in 9th century documents, which describe Steonaeshalch as being Whitby (the name "Whitby" is Viking as are all place names ending with the suffix "by", e.g. "Selby", "Grimsby", "Wetherby" etc).

Churches

The Parish Church of Strensall is St. Mary the Virgin. The current building was consecrated by the Archbishop of York in 1866. A list of events and services can be found at [http://strensallstmarys.org.uk/diary.html What's On at St Mary's?] . Other local churches are the Methodist Chapel and St. Wilfred's Garrison Church.

trensall railway station

Strensall railway station was a minor railway station serving the village of Strensall on the York to Scarborough Line. It was opened on 5 July 1845 by the York and North Midland Railway. It closed on 22 September, 1930.

Other amenities

Strensall has three local grocery shops, Tesco, Costcutter and Londis, plus a post office, three pubs, a bakery, hairdresser's, a fish & chip shop and takeaway etc. There is a doctor's surgery; 2 playing fields, one with changing rooms; three tennis courts, fully lit at night; two football pitches and one astro pitch; about five small parks. The village is linked to the city of York by a frequent bus service. The railway line from York to Scarborough passes through the village but there is no longer a station there.

Schools

Strensall falls within the catchment areas of Robert Wilkinson Primary School and Huntington School. Robert Wilkinson is the local primary school, situated in Strensall. Huntington School is a successful and oversubscribed mixed comprehensive secondary school, about 3 miles (5 km) from Strensall. The school is a technology college with approximately 1,500 pupils. The school has a particularly successful sixth form, which was ranked 19th in the country for its results in 2005.

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/04/school_tables/primary_schools/html/816_3212.stm BBC Education league table of Robert Wilkinson]
* [http://www.rwprimary.ik.org Robert Wilkinson School Website]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/05/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/816_4063.stm BBC Education league table of Huntington Schoo]
* [http://www.huntington-ed.org.uk/ Huntington School Website]


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