Easingwold


Easingwold

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Easingwold
latitude= 54.1198
longitude= -1.1897
population = 4230
shire_district= Hambleton
region= Yorkshire and the Humber

shire_county = North Yorkshire
constituency_westminster= Vale of York
post_town= YORK
postcode_district = YO61
postcode_area= YO
dial_code= 01347
os_grid_reference= SE529696

Easingwold is a small market town in North Yorkshire, England.It is located 13 miles north of York, at the foot of the Howardian Hills.The name of Easingwold is Anglo Saxon in origin. King John had a hunting lodge there and the Royal Forest of Galtres (no longer a forest) surrounded the area.

John Tanner-Smith is currently chairman of the council and Mayor of Easingwold. It was bypassed by the A19 in November 1994. Easingwold school is the largest in the surrounding area and has around 1,300 pupils.

Easingwold is served by [http://getdown.org.uk/bus/search/easingwold.shtml several buses] to nearby villages, towns and the City of York.

The Cabinet Office have their Emergency Planning College at The Hawkhills, Easingwold [ [http://www.epcollege.gov.uk/about_us/history.aspx Emergency Planning College] ] [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/features/beyond/ Civil Defence in the 1980s] ] .

Education

Easingwold has its own secondary school, Easingwold School, which is now a specialist Language College.

References

* Hartley, K.E., (1970), "The Easingwold Railway", (Revised Redman, R.N.: 1991), Locomotion Papers No. 46, The Oakwood Press, ISBN 0-85361-413-X

External links

* [http://www.visit-easingwold.com Official Easingwold Website]
* [http://www.easingwold.gov.uk/ Town Council Website]


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